An access audit will examine a venue’s current access provision, helping the venue to make plans for any necessary improvements
The audit may look at:
- Accessibility of the Built Environment
- Customer Services
- Human Resources
- Programmes and Events
- Marketing and Communications
This can take the form of completing a self-assessment checklist or, for a more thorough assessment, you can contract an access auditor to produce a detailed written report and action plan:
- Self-assessment will give you useful information about the strengths and weaknesses of a particular venue.
- A thorough access audit will provide you with recommendations designed to enable you to implement incremental, manageable changes. All forms of access should be taken into consideration, including printed materials, websites, marketing, programming, policies, employment practices and equality budgets, as well as the internal and external environments.
If you would like to find out more about Access Audits, contact Arts & Disability Ireland on email@example.com or +353 1 8509002
We had previously thought of access purely in terms of physical access and hadn’t considered ways in which we could make our marketing material, programme & customer service more accessible.