We will be presenting two awards on Disabled Access Day, the most accessible venue in the area and the most improved access in a venue. The venues below have been nominated by our members and the vote is now open.
Please vote for your favourites.
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Some of the highlights of the accessible venues nominated include:
Most Accessible Venue
The Concert Hall has a wide automatic door which opens up into a large foyer which is all on one level. There is a large disabled toilet and a cafe which has movable furniture. They are part of the Safe Place Scheme.
The Twa Tams
This pub is on on one level with very helpful staff who have been known to help people with their drinks and putting jackets and head lamps on before people leave at the end of the night. There is also an accessible toilet and a lowered section to the bar to be able to order drinks. They are part of the Safe Place Scheme
This bank has an automatic door and is open plan on one level, it is easy to negotiate around and there are desks and bank machines at a lower level. The staff are very helpful and spend time with people to make sure their needs are met. They are part of the safe place scheme.
This card shop is all on one level with enough room around the stands to negotiate. The staff are very helpful.
This book shop and cafe is all on one level and easy to negotiate around.
Costa, St Catherine’s Retail Park
This new cafe is all on one level and is easily negotiable. There is an automatic door and a disabled toilet. Menus are also available in large print and Braille. Staff will also provide table service if required.
Most Improved Venue
Perth Museum and Art Gallery
A new lift has been put into the museum and is now much more accessible
Lloyds Bank – Blairgowrie
The bank has made a new entry at the side of the building which is accessible.
St Johnstone Football Club
The football club have made several changes to help disabled fans including a ramp into the club shop, more places that tickets can be picked up, a radar key lock on one of the disabled toilets and seats for carers in the wheelchair section.
The cafe has been updated and is very accessible with a disabled toilet. The museum is also accessible throughout.
The bank is now accessible for wheelchair users by a portable ramp.