Many barriers and hazards may not be visible to people who are not access experts.
WECIL will help you to find ways to ensure your premises and services are accessible to Disabled people with a variety of different impairments.
A full audit will be carried out on your organisation to assess the accessibility of your premises, including outside spaces and your digital profile. This means that all aspects of your organisation can become more accessible.
If you are interested in learning more about accessibility support, then please contact us directly.
The reasons for carrying out an access audit are to help meet the requirements of the Equality Act/DDA and improve Disabled access and, in turn, increase your custom and turnover as well as help protect you from claims of disability discrimination. It is necessary to carry out an
access audit to establish what action is needed. This takes the form of an initial consultation with you to determine your business needs followed by an access audit inspection of the premises.
“With a pending major office move, we knew that we needed to get some professional advice from WECIL about how to make our new space more accessible. WECIL were responsive from the outset, supported us with an incredibly detailed audit visit by three members of their team and a prompt and comprehensive report outlining their audit checklist, recommendations, and measurements for all the important areas within the entire building to meet compliance.
Their assessment went beyond some of the obvious issues around access, such as toilets and doorways etc, to issues such as lighting, kitchen facilities and very importantly parking space for visits or staff members who are living with a disability. It was an invaluable piece of work and supported us fully to put into place the areas of recommendations to ensure not only compliance, but also to make sure our office space and accompanying places to park were welcoming to all of our stakeholders who either visit or with for us.
I would highly recommend this Audit assess, WECIL have provided a first class service for us as NHS funded Community Health Provider.”
Fiona Spence, Access & Inclusion Lead – Sirona (Formally of Bristol Community Health)
“WECIL were very helpful in highlighting where improvements could be made within our venue to improve accessibility. We were amazed by the attention to detail and how some very minor changes could make a significant difference. The team were friendly and helpful and also realistic when it came to understand the situation of us working within an old building with complicated structural issues. I was very impressed by the audit itself and also very grateful that they have continued to offer us advice on best practice as we forward plan and continue to make our building more accessible.”
Hayley Galpin, Bristol City Council