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Accessible walks

veritercveriterc Community champion Posts: 190 Pioneering
Would it be possible to have a simple disc to fix to signposts, showing if a pathway or walk is suitable for wheelchair access? 
Going for walks in the countryside it is often not possible to know if a pathway will be suitable once out of sight.

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  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,400 Disability Gamechanger
    Sounds like a good idea to me @veriterc

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  • janer1967janer1967 Community champion Posts: 7,276 Disability Gamechanger
    Very good idea you should follow it through and suggest it to the right people 
  • 66Mustang66Mustang Member Posts: 4,289 Disability Gamechanger
    Great idea, alternatively it could be done by volunteers and/or wheelchair users themselves who share the paths that they found accessible?
  • [Deleted User][Deleted User] Posts: 0 Listener
    I agree, there aren't enough accessible paths in my opinion, and under the Equality Act 2010 I'd have thought that would be a provision of the Act...I'll spare you my long angst filled rant on that topic.

  • veritercveriterc Community champion Posts: 190 Pioneering
    I was wondering if we could get little discs or plaques fixed to signs to show they are accessible for wheelchairs.  Does anyone know how much these could cost?  I may be able to get someone to sponsor these, if Scope members could apply for one and get their Parish Council to approve.  What do you think?
  • Ross_ScopeRoss_Scope Community Team Posts: 2,400 Disability Gamechanger
    I wish I had a suggestion here @veriterc but I have no idea how much that would cost and where you'd go to get it sorted.

    Great idea though
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  • veritercveriterc Community champion Posts: 190 Pioneering
    If people think this a good idea I am sure we can find somewhere to make these.  I just need enough enthusiasm to show a company that it would make them popular, and then I could have enough backing to go ahead.
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