Access Statements are evolving. We are developing a new website tool to help businesses in England and Scotland publish an Accessibility Guide. We will update this page when the new website is available as a beta service in autumn 2016.
What is an access statement?
An access statement is a marketing document that provides detailed information on the accessibility of your venue’s facilities and services. For example, whether you have level-entry access, have a hearing loop in reception, or where the nearest accessible parking space is located.
Why should I produce one?
- It can help you to meet your legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010.
- It provides essential information for people with access needs
- It's a marketing opportunity to broaden the appeal of your business
- Unless accessibility information is clearly available, visitors may choose to go elsewhere.
- It's a minimum requirement for all participants in VisitEngland's National Quality Assessment Schemes.
How do I write an access statement?
Our free Access Statement Tool guides you through a simple four-step process.
Before getting started, read the frequently asked questions and check out real examples from other tourism businesses.
Example access statements
Hotel La Tour
Hotel La Tour is a 174 bedroom hotel in Birmingham's city centre. View Hotel La Tour's access statement.
The Natural World Centre
The Natural World Centre is a visitor attraction at Whisby Nature Park in Lincoln. View the Natural World's access statement.
Thinktank, Birmingham Science Museum
Thinktank is a large visitor attraction in Birmingham. View Thinktank's access statement.