I thought that it was a legal requirement for places in the UK (museums/galleries/places of interest/etc) to have an accessibility statement?
I have just been looking at a few websites for various places I would like to visit. Some I had visited before I became disabled. None have an accessible statement.
I am having to phone/email these places to find out if it is even worth turning up!
I understand that some places are just not possible to make accessible and some only partially so. but surely a statement/comment on the website is not too much to ask?
My own experience has been very mixed. Some places just can't do enough to assist you. Other just look blank. Some places only play 'lip service' to the problem. Many places (Madam Tussauds in Blackpool for example), allow a wheelchair they have around but that's it. If you can't wheel yourself around then sorry no. Shops/cafes have got ramps but 'sorry only for light wheelchairs'. BTW no where to even put your scooter outside. Then there the 'push bell for assistance(Wetherspoons pubs with big heavy doors that are impossible to open by yourself ). Yet no one comes when you do press the button.
Don't get me wrong. I am not expecting the world to adapt to me or people like myself, but hey come on don't say you provide facilities then don't !!
It is so frustrating to get somewhere and then find that you are stuck or can't use. If you can't/won't provide access for me then fine I will go elsewhere, but at least give us a fighting chance by saying so and actually providing the facilities you say you are!