Disabled access to your business is key to seize the opportunity that 11 million disabled people in the UK offer. Disability prevents people from using businesses, it is that simple.
There are a few reasons why businesses should be accessible to disabled people. Firstly it is fair and the market is huge. The 11 million does not include elderly people who may not call themselves disabled.
Physical disability includes, visual, hearing impairment. Adapting for physical mobility requires understanding of building design and regulations especially the requirements of the Equality Act. Similarly visual and hearing impairments can be incorporated into the facilities in your business. Simple changes really can make such a difference to the disabled person and to your business.
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Tourism is a key businesses for the UK and must comply with the the Equality Act 2010 . This replaced the Disability Discrimination Act. It applies to all tourism businesses. It can mean simple changes but with massive rewards. If your business, hotel, b and b or guesthouse can offer more disabled help and support then you will benefit.
The numbers–£2 billion spent every year in the UK by disabled people. They don’t travel alone and are key to off peak business, recommendations and being able to build your business.
Offering disabled access is more than an Access Statement, If covers all disabilities and can with a little thought open up a major new market for your business.
Disability support includes easy quick wins such as using different colours in bathrooms, even coloured towels can make a difference. Clear signage for evacuation and visual alarms for people with hearing impairments are just a few easy changes to make
Not only is being accessible and offering disability help and support is good business sense but a ethically positive step. People with disability will simply take business elsewhere if your competitor has offers better disabled access
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