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Tunbridge Wells Accessibility Checker gets its annual update – DisabledGo Blog

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Thanks to support from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council, the DisabledGo surveying team have returned to update and add new venues to the online access guide for disabled residents and visitors.

The free online guide http://www.disabledgo.com/organisations/tunbridge-wells-borough-council/main-2 has been available to access since 2009 and features in-depth information to over 1000 places so that disabled people and their carers, friends and family can find out about the accessibility of places they would like to visit.

All sorts of places are included, restaurants, shops, leisure centres, parks, theatres, libraries, museums, supermarkets, hotels – this list goes on!

Trained DisabledGo surveyors have been revisiting many of the venues to ensure all the information is accurate and up to date and have also added 31 new venues including

 

Venue Name Address 1 Type
Associated Garage Doors 57 High Brooms Road KAR
Bedgebury National Pinetum and Forest Bedgebury Road DAG
Bluebird Tea Co. Upper Mall KAR
Brenchley Public Car Park and Toilets High Street DAG
Card Market 56 Calverley Road KAR
Cook 4-6 Monson Road KAR
Co-operative Food High Street DAG
Frittenden Parish Council Frittenden Memorial Hall DAG
Fuggles Beer Cafe 28 Grosvenor Road DAG
Groombridge Place Gardens and Enchanted Forest Groombridge Hill DAG
High Brooms Road Car Park High Brooms Road DAG
Humphrey’s Shoe Repairs & Key Cutting 66 High Brooms Road KAR
Iden Green Pavilion Holly Villas, Chapel Lane DAG
Lamberhurst Public Car Park and Toilets The Broadway DAG
Odeon Cinema Knights Leisure Park DAG
Paddock Wood Public Car Park and Toilets Commercial Road DAG
Paddock Wood Town Council Day Centre Commercial Road DAG
Pandora SU 33, Upper Mall KAR
Pennington Road Car Park Pennington Road DAG
Pleasant Sandwich Bar 7 Mount Pleasant Road DAG
Poundland 10-16 Grosvenor Road KAR
Rohan 60 Calverley Road KAR
Royal Tunbridge Wells Indoor Bowls Club High Woods Lane DAG
Royal Wells Hotel 59 Mount Ephraim DAG
Sissinghurst Castle Garden Biddenden Road DAG
Southborough Public Toilets London Road DAG
Travelodge Mount Ephram DAG
Tunbridge Wells Gateway 8 Grosvenor Road DAG
Velohouse 5 St John’s Road DAG
Wilko Unit 110-112 KAR

 

By using the guide people can find out whether accessible parking bays are available, how you would need to walk to get to an entrance, if a hearing loop is available at reception, what side the transfer space is in an accessible toilet, whether there are tactile lift buttons, if staff have received disability equality training, if somewhere plays background music, if flashing fire alarms are available and if there are places to sit and rest.

DisabledGo is a social enterprise working across the UK to tackle social isolation and inequality by providing better information. It was founded by wheelchair user Dr Gregory Burke in response to his frustration about the lack of information for disabled people trying to access new places.

All the information about Tunbridge Wells sits alongside information on over 125,000 different places spread all across the UK, making it a great tool for planning a trip too.

Make sure you visit the Access Guides to see the changes and plan your next trip.


Source: Tunbridge Wells Accessibility Checker gets its annual update – DisabledGo Blog