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How to write an Access Statement

VisitEngland VisitBritain Accessibility Guides Publication date: 2017 Ranking: essential In their words: “An Accessibility Guide is produced by tourism operators to provide potential visitors with important accessibility information about a venue, property or service. The guide enables individuals with accessibility

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The purple pound

VisitEngland Publication date: 2013 Ranking: useful The purple pound: volume and value of accessible tourism in England Facts and figures on the economic benefits of accessible tourism and accommodation venues. Download the information here at the VisitEngland website More access

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Winning more visitors!

Visit England Winning more visitors  Publication date: 2014 Ranking: useful This guide is aimed at businesses and destination managers. It sets out how to ensure websites are fully accessible and the sort of information that should be provided. Download a

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British Standards Institute (BSi) PAS 88:2008 Guidance on accessibility of large hotel premises and hotel chains Publication date: 2008 Ranking: useful The document contains principles of good practice based on the duty to make reasonable adjustments and provide equal standards of service

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State of Access Report 2014

Attitude Publication date: 2014 Ranking: useful This report gives you an idea of what access is like to music venues for deaf and disabled people. Have a look as well at their case studies on the Case Studies Index page 

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Posted in Arts, Disability, Events & Meetings, Hearing Equipment

Access to Historic Buildings

English Heritage Easy Access to Historic Buildings Publication date: 2015 Ranking: essential These guidelines focus on physical access issues for historic buildings. Other issues such as lighting, tone, colour contrast and signing are addressed with references to other access guidance elsewhere. The guidance deals buildings

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Posted in Design Standards (Buildings), Historic Buildings & Landscapes, Planning

Nightsite – the 24 hour city

Joint Mobility Unit (JMU) and the Civic Trust Regeneration Unit Publication date: 1999 Ranking: useful This study highlights the access needs of older and disabled people with a view to raising awareness of  the need to create inclusive environments among policy-makers and

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At your service – business case for accessible hotels and guest houses

Visit England Publication date: 2009 Ranking: useful Sets out case for businesses to become more accessible, highlighting size of the market and its value, benefits of having a business that appeals to the greatest range of people and which meets the

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All Inclusive?

Muscular Dystrophy Campaign Publication Date:  2010 (with updated links) Ranking:  Useful The search for a dream holiday for most people starts at a travel agency. Traditionally, holidaymakers have popped into their local high street agent and received face-to-face advice. Today,

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