reblogged from Connect Culture website
For the #AccessDay we went to visit Greenwich for the afternoon. We couldnt find much access information and we thought of using the Disability Access Day to visit for ourselves as an afternoon trip.
Reading a report that ‘Access for disabled people on the High Street in Britain is “shocking”, according to a government audit of more than 30,000 shops and restaurants’, we thought we would visit Greenwich to check it out.
According to the Visit Greenwich website, it is ‘ home to a World Heritage Site, Europe’s most successful entertainment arena, Britain’s first urban cable car, London’s oldest Royal Park and the place where hemispheres meet’, but we couldnt really find any information on access for a day trip.
We visited Greenwich Market, looked at some shops and restaurants and ended up with a walk along the river to a pub – The Trafalgar Tavern which disappointingly did not have an accessible loo. Although we are mostly wheelchair users on this trip, we can understand how it would not be easy for people with visual impairments.
So heres a short video of our afternoon in Greenwich. We hope to make a more in depth project of more information on its accessibility in the future.
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