How Can You Make Your Business More Accessible?
Any business can add some or all the features mentioned above – making your business or destination more accessible will improve visitor satisfaction, encourage repeat bookings and boost word-of-mouth recommendations.
A good place to start is by carrying out an accessibility audit at your destination. An audit will make it clear what areas need improving and the steps needed to make your business an accessible one.
Visit Britain have a useful page on developing accessible destinations, full of tips, information and a guide to auditing your business.
For a business to be truly accessible to all, a Changing Places toilet is now considered necessary. As recommended in BS8300 and Building Regulations Approved Document M, larger venues should look to install Changing Places toilets.
A Changing Places facility opens your business up to so many more people who just want to be able to enjoy the simple things the rest of us do.
Getting the Word Out
Remember, if you’ve taken step to make your destination accessible, you need to advertise this fact and make information easy to find for potential visitors. Visit Britain say that 83% of people who look for access information when planning a trip will use destination websites so ensure that your website is up to date with what features you have in place for disabled people.
Additionally, if you have a Changing Places facility in place, make sure you register it with the Changing Places consortium so that you can be added to the CP toilet map.
Ready to Make Your Business More Accessible?
If you are considering installing a Changing Places toilet as part of your accessibly strategy, then please get in touch.
With over 30 years’ experience in construction, iHUS are one of the UK’s leading disabled adaptations companies – specialising in the design and installation of Changing Places facilities.