Access website gives better service

Chairman of Adapt NI, Ken Ewart from Ballyclare with Adapt NI volunteers Barbara Fleming and Paul Caughey.INNT 17-627con
Chairman of Adapt NI, Ken Ewart from Ballyclare with Adapt NI volunteers Barbara Fleming and Paul Caughey.INNT 17-627con

ADAPT NI has launched a new website to help people with disabilities get information on access to some of the most popular venues in Northern Ireland.

The online guide ‘ACCESS400’ created by the charity for local disabled people also performs a vital service for tourists to enable them to visit hundreds of arts, cultural and heritage venues across Northern Ireland.

Venues on the website include the Theatre at The Mill, Mossley and the Valley Leisure Centre.

The site allows users to give feedback to each of the 400 listed venues.

ADAPT Chairman Ken Ewart, who is from Ballyclare said: “In recent years, local people and tourists have benefited from practical information on public venues that they are not familiar with.

“Typical information outlined in the database includes: whether a community centre has wheelchair access, if a visitor to a leading museum can expect hearing support systems such as induction loops, or if a top theatre offers audio-described performances – and much more.”

The charity has also relaunched its incentive grant scheme which has helped numerous organisations to carry-out property adaptations and is committed to building equality and inclusion for all.

For further information visit www.adaptni.org.