Sharing my colleague Brian's campaign for holiday accommodations to provide access information.
Although Tourism for All has been working really hard behind the scenes for
many years to improve the situation with some success, finding adequate
information about accessibility at accommodation for disabled visitors in
Britain can still be a lottery.
Information about access is often not obvious on accommodation websites or is
non-existent, despite Tourism for All's (and others) best efforts.
There are some good examples of Access Statement templates offered for
example by VisitEngland, but these are not yet used effectively by all
In an ideal world all tourism accommodation providers would provide
sufficient details and use key search words to give disabled people the
opportunity to make informed decisions about which places meet their needs. This
might include key words such as 'roll-in shower' 'wheel-in shower' 'overhead
tracking hoist' ' mobile hoist' 'Braille available' 'vibrating pillow pad
available' and so on. This would include images of facilities (particularly of
bedrooms and bathrooms or equipment) for disabled visitors who do not use or
understand the English language.
I have started this campaign as a concerned individual. If you agree with me,
please support this campaign here
(takes just a few moments to enter your details) and share with others.
If 100,000 people felt this worthwhile to support it may be discussed in the
House of Commons.
Thank you. Brian Seaman