Durham County Council recently announced its partnership with disability organisation DisabledGo to produce a 1,000-venue access guide to the area.
DisabledGo, who provide detailed access information to over 100,000 venues across the UK and Ireland, will collate detailed information on a wide range of buildings and venues including shops, banks, restaurants, council buildings, public transport and tourist attractions.
Each venue will be surveyed in person by trained surveyors and local disabled people have also been employed by DisabledGo specifically for the project and will work alongside their surveyors.
Work on the guide began in early September and the surveyors will be in the area until early October.
The guide, which is due to launch to the public in November, will enable people to find out not only whether venues have adapted toilets or parking close by but also specific details such as whether there are tactile or Braille markings in lifts or on doors, the dimensions of toilets, the positioning of fixtures and fittings and whether they can request information in large print or Braille.
If you would like more information about the guide or would like to attend the launch event in November please contact Dean Eales, Partnership Administrator, DisabledGo
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