Launch of Deaf and Disability Consultation Programme – Enhancing accessibility of three AONBs25th January 2021
As part of Causeway Coast & Glens Heritage Trust’s commitment to making their three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty accessible and enjoyable for all they are working with Direct Access and have just launched a three-month consultation programme with deaf and disabled people to identify key locations within the three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that would be suitable for accessibility enhancement works. With 20.6% of the NI population reporting a disability they want to be as inclusive as they can.
The Trust is aiming to focus efforts on how to enhance access for disabled visitors within the Antrim Coast and Glens, Binevenagh and Causeway Coast AONB. Ten key sites will be identified from the consultation across the three areas for detailed auditing of existing accessibility levels by Direct Access. A report for each site will set out a range of proposals for short, medium and long term objectives to enhance accessibility.
Steven Mifsud, Director of Direct Access wants to hear from anyone who wishes to participate and can facilitate meetings in sign language or provide materials in large print, easy-read or Braille formats. Meetings can be online, in writing or via email.