An accessibility assessment of your building by one of our qualified Access Auditors can inform you of features which make it unsafe or difficult for people with sight loss to use the building independently. They can advise you of improvements which may be needed. For example, if there is a lack of necessary signage, or if signs which are provided are poorly designed, poorly positioned, or not well-lit.
An access audit of your building may highlight certain aspects that make it difficult for a person with sight loss to find their way around independently. These include poor signage, bad lighting, failure to consider the importance of colour and lack of suitable markings around steps and stairs.
We can provide further advice and assistance on the most effective way to create an accessible environment.
Accessibility should be taken into account in the planning and design stage of buildings and the external environment to ensure that physical barriers are broken down. We are actively involved in access committees and advocacy groups to promote good practice regarding access to buildings, public spaces and the external environment.
Our staff work closely with local authorities, providing advice in relation to road crossings, tactile paving, street furniture and signage.
Public transport is often the only form of transport for people with sight loss so it is essential that everyone is able to travel safely and independently.
Our access advisor can provide information and advice on audible announcements on trains, buses and trams, the use of LCD displays at stations, on trains and trams and clear and effective signage.
For more information on our accessibility service, contact NCBI today on Tel: 01 830 7033 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.