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Promoting your museum's access and facilities to people with disabilities

If you have worked to make your museum accessible for disabled visitors, then make sure you let people know. As well as including information in your own website and promotional materials, on Culture24 and your other usual channels, where else can you promote your museum specifically to people with disabilities or special access needs? Here are some websites that give information on arts and heritage venues with disabled access and other accessible provision. Some charge for listings, others are free.

The Pantou Directory

Funded by the European Commission, this is a pan-European directory designed to make it easier for tourists with any kind of access needs to find what they are looking for when planning a visit.

DisabledGo.com

A number of local authorities in the South East have bought into this service, which is run by a social enterprise. If your area is covered your museum may be able to benefit from an assessment visit and listing on this online access guide. Find out if your area is covered here and if it's not but you'd like to get involved, contact enquiries@disabledgo.com

Disabled Holiday Information

This website has been designed to give travellers with all disabilities and mobility issues (not just wheelchair users) appropriate information on accessible holiday accommodation, attractions, activities and trails. It is run by a charity almost entirely staffed by volunteers who either have a disability themselves or care for someone who does.

OpenBritain

OpenBritain is run by national charity Tourism for All and is designed as a one stop shop for accessible tourism in the UK.

 

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