Shropshire Council

Accessibility Guides

Shropshire Council has produced some useful accessibility guides for some of its buildings and facilities to make it easier for young people or parent carers of a child with disabilities to plan a visit. 

The access guides include libraries, leisure centres, museums, and other visitor attractions, and have been produced by Shropshire Council in conjunction with AccessAble, who sent their trained surveyors to visit and assess each building.

Young people or parent carers of a child with disabilities can check out the accessibility of places they’re intending to visit before they leave home.  Each guide looks at the route they will use getting in and what is available inside including doors, lifts, toilets, staff training, lighting levels and background music, and includes facts, figures and photographs.

Each guide contains over 1,000 pieces of information, included because someone with a disability has suggested that it would be useful for them to know it before they visit

Steve Law, Head of Property & Development at Shropshire Council said:

“As measures from the third Lockdown are eased and people are able to start returning to our buildings, many will rightly want to know if those building are accessible and meet their needs.

Ensuring our buildings are accessible to all is hugely important for us and we’re delighted to have worked with AccessAble on this important project.

We know everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important.

We want everyone to be able to visit and enjoy all Shropshire Council’s public buildings and these guides will give people confidence in what to expect and help make visits easier and more enjoyable.

People can now be confident that our buildings and facilities are accessible to all, and meet the needs of everyone who wishes to visit and use them.”