A new study has revealed that 92 per cent of people with disabilities are hesitant in terms of disabled access when they visit new places due to lack of information and inconsistency between venues.
Around 700 people were interviewed by the charity Euan’s Guide as part of Disabled Access Day and 83 per cent described situations where they had experienced accessibility issues.
The study found that 85 per cent of disabled people will check the website of the place they want to go to before they actually visit, but 47 per cent admitted that if they are unable to identify any information about disabled access, then they will just assume that the location is inaccessible for them.
The survey also revealed that narrow corridors at venues has restricted access for 69 per cent of disabled people and 61% were unable to access sites due to there being no ramps or lifts available.
Euan MacDonald, co-founder of Euan’s Guide, said that the opinions expressed in the survey should ‘help to raise awareness’ and ‘improve understanding of accessibility’. He was confident that venue will improve disabled access in future surveys.
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