An access audit will examine a venue’s current access provision and create a plan to support the venue to make their space and programmes more accessible for people with disabilities.
The audit may look at:
- Accessibility of the Built Environment
- Customer Service
- 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 building.
- 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.
For more information about access audits, contact our access audit provider O’Herlihy Access Consultancy on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01 415 1285.
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.