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FreddyHeadey 05 Apr 18 - 04:07 AM
Donuel 05 Apr 18 - 08:44 AM
Jeri 05 Apr 18 - 10:54 AM
keberoxu 06 Apr 18 - 09:48 PM
FreddyHeadey 07 Apr 18 - 07:17 PM
Bat Goddess 10 Apr 18 - 01:07 PM
FreddyHeadey 12 Apr 18 - 05:29 AM
Jack Campin 12 Apr 18 - 09:28 AM
FreddyHeadey 16 Jun 18 - 04:02 AM
FreddyHeadey 17 Jun 18 - 10:37 AM
wysiwyg 17 Jun 18 - 12:01 PM
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Subject: BS: Disabled Access
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 05 Apr 18 - 04:07 AM

Is there a listing of accessability ratings along the lines of Food Standards?
http://ratings.food.gov.uk/search-a-local-authority-area/en-GB

Or other local websites?


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: Donuel
Date: 05 Apr 18 - 08:44 AM

https://www.trusselltrust.org/get-help/find-a-foodbank/



an overview. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_bank

also make a search with your town food bank


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: Jeri
Date: 05 Apr 18 - 10:54 AM

If the question were asked about the U.S., I'd think one would have to look at the individual facility. I may not know because I've never looked into it.

There's a Disability facts and figures (uk.gov) page. I don't see what you're looking for, but there's a "contact" link at the bottom. They may be of help.


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: keberoxu
Date: 06 Apr 18 - 09:48 PM

the answers about food banks are a little distracting --

wasn't the question about
handicapped/disability access?


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 07 Apr 18 - 07:17 PM

Thanks for the links.
No, it wasn't about food banks but no harm done.

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TripAdvisor has a page which makes me realise there are so many variables and ways of interpreting requirements that it would be very difficult to score places.


https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/ShowTopic-g1-i12336-k4150249-Accessibility_Checklist_for_Hotel_Accommodation-Traveling_With_Disabi


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: Bat Goddess
Date: 10 Apr 18 - 01:07 PM

The Portsmouth [NH] Maritime Folk Festival has information on their website about handicapped accessibility of the various venues. Perhaps other events (or even cities or regions, for tourism purposes) have information available online.

Linn


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 12 Apr 18 - 05:29 AM

Thanks Linn, yes they've gone to quite a bit of trouble there.
(2017)http://pmffest.org/2017_schedule.html


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: Jack Campin
Date: 12 Apr 18 - 09:28 AM

One thing they could mention is lighting. Some people can't sit through an event under fluorescent striplights safely or comfortably.


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 16 Jun 18 - 04:02 AM

Bonzo3legs -
Date: 15 Jun 18 - 08:21 PM

... all disabled parking bays near to Kings Place have been replaced by cycle facilities.
thread.cfm?threadid=159702&messages=16#3931109


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: FreddyHeadey
Date: 17 Jun 18 - 10:37 AM

Kings Place, London

loop systems in ...
"main concert hall
Battlebridge room
St Pancras room "
http://www.ampetronic.co/entertainment/kings-place-kings-place-music-foundation/16221 

induction loop at
"Box Office
Infrared system : Hall One and Hall Two.
Two types of hearing enhancement are available
- headsets for audience members who don’t use a hearing aid, or
- neck loops for use when hearing aids are switched to the ‘T’ position."
https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/your-visit/access-information/ 

Blue badge
"... can park on Crinan Street (street level access to Kings Place) in any of the ‘Residents Only’ or ‘Pay & Display’ bays for an unlimited time.
Crinan Street also has one single bay with a yellow line, where Blue badge holders can park for up to three hours, ..."
https://www.kingsplace.co.uk/your-visit/getting-here/ 


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Jun 18 - 12:01 PM

The most helpful info I've ever gotten has cone via these methods, ranked best to alost helpful:

. Site visit by disabled person or person who knows their specific needs well

. Email correspondence starting with my boilerplate doc of "this is what I need"

. Asking whether the site was built with universal design, or retrofitted to comply with (in the US) ADA regs-- the former usually being much more suitable to my needs than the latter

. Calling to ask specific questions (or to ask WHO handles their access services)

. Checking websites for wherever they've put their cheery assurances of great accessibility that will NOT be great the first time I go!

. Packing every accessibility aid I have ever found useful anywhere for the person traveling with me to fetch out of the vehicle as needed
.
.
.
The issue seems to be that most places adapt for power-chair usage-- and if that's not your situation, that won't do it. They seem not to consider the range of mobility issues between able-bodied 5K runners and total reliance on wheels-- which is a pretty silly lack of marketing foresight with the population aging!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: wysiwyg
Date: 17 Jun 18 - 12:06 PM

Sorry for the typos-- better version :

The most helpful info I've ever gotten has come via these methods, ranked best to almost helpful:

. Site visit by disabled person (me) or person who knows their specific needs well

. Email correspondence starting with my boilerplate doc of "this is what I need"

. Asking whether the site was built with universal design, or retrofitted to comply with (in the US) ADA regs-- the former usually being much more suitable to my needs than the latter

. Calling to ask specific questions (or to ask WHO handles their access services and connect with their site knowledge)

. Checking websites for wherever they've put their cheery assurances of great accessibility that will NOT be great the first time I go!

. Packing every accessibility aid I have ever found useful anywhere for the person traveling with me, to fetch out of the vehicle as needed
.
.
.
The issue seems to be that most places adapt for power-chair usage-- and if that's not your situation, that won't do it. They seem not to consider the range of mobility issues between young, able-bodied 5K runners and total reliance on wheels-- which is a silly lack of marketing foresight with the population aging!

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: Disabled Access
From: Bonzo3legs
Date: 17 Jun 18 - 12:44 PM

Yes, we used blue badge parking facility in Crinan Street on Friday night for the Human Cargo Concert. The staff in Hall 2 were exceptionally kind, and provided a chair for my wife to elevate her legs during the concert (she is nursing healed leg ulcers to prevent recurrence!).

We always have a folding chair-back in our car for giving support to my wife's crumbling back if venue seats are unsuitable.


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