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New access guide to Guernsey is Go!

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Wednesday 07 March 2012

The States of Guernsey has joined online access guide www.disabledgo.com, providing a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to know more about access to the Island.

The guide to Guernsey covers over 500 venues across the Island, including hotels, parks, leisure centres, States offices, shops, restaurants, tourist attractions - the list goes on.

In operation since 2000, DisabledGo is an established and trusted service. Their online guides provide disabled people with the information needed to make informed choices about accessing their community. www.disabledgo.com currently features over 100,000 venues across the UK and Ireland, all of which have been visited and assessed in person.

The guide, which is set to launch on Tuesday 13th March, will enable residents and visitors to find out whether venues meet their access requirements. The information in the guide should help enable disabled or older people, or families with young children, to plan their outings without worry.

The guide - which will be available in hard copy as well as online - includes everything from accessible toilets and parking close by to more specific details - such as tactile or Braille signs in lifts or on doors, toilet dimensions, the positions of fixtures and fittings, and whether you can request information in different formats.

DisabledGo has been working in Guernsey with the support of the Policy Council, the Culture and Leisure Department and the Commerce and Employment Department, as well as with the help of three local surveyors who have been trained and employed by DisabledGo especially for this project.

If you would like more information about DisabledGo or would like to attend the DisabledGo Guernsey launch please contact Tom Felton, Partnership Administrator (E: tom.felton@disabledgo.com T: 01438 842710).

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Contact information:

Emilie Yerby
Disability and Equalities Officer
Tel: 01481 725 241 (ext 4157)
Email eyerby@hssd.gov.gg

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