I have been so lucky and honoured to have been involved with the project between AccessAble and Community Health Partnerships and wanted to share it with you on here, in case you are not following me on social media!
For those of you that don’t know, I am a part of the AccessAble Ambassador team and we help spread the word about what AccessAble do. The team includes 28 people with a range of disabilities and health conditions, so covers all areas of accessibility.
Community Health Partnerships (CHP) has become the latest member of the NHS family to partner with AccessAble; the UK’s leading provider of detailed disabled-access information.https://www.accessable.co.uk/articles/accessable-and-community-health-partnerships-launch-new-accessibility-guide
CHP has worked with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to each of it’s 310 NHS sites across England.
The Guides are 100% facts, figures and photographs to help patients, visitors and staff plan their journeys to and around the sites, covering everything from parking facilities and hearing loops, to walking distances and accessible toilets.
Everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all of the details you’ll find in the Guides have been checked in person, on site, by trained surveyors.
AccessAble has also provided internal guidance documents which look at how the CHP estate could improve accessibility in the future.
To celebrate the launch of these guides, Surf Media produced a series of short stop-motion videos to highlight the experiences of disabled people, with a variety of impairments accessing healthcare venues, detailing why CHP’s Access Guides are so important.
I was lucky enough to be invited to help create one of the videos and loved watching Surf in the process of making my mini-me and then pitting it all together into a short film!
To view more about this project and to check out more of AccessAble’s guides which cover everything from restaurants to universities to cinemas and more visit the AccessAble website here
As I have said, it has been an absolute privilege to be involved with this project and I know it will help so many people which is the best bit! You can also download the AccessAble app on your smartphone which gives you all the accessibility information you need on the go! It is what I use the most o check out the places I am planning on going and is super handy. Just search AccessAble in the App Store or on Google Play.
I hope you enjoy watching the videos and check out the Access Guides which are going to be really helpful to people like me with disabilities and health conditions. Let me know what you think of them in the comments and I will see you soon,
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