Difficulty getting around the island and into local buildings are basic examples of the barriers that persons with disabilities face in Guernsey. These are probably the first things that most people think of when the subject of accessibility comes up – but it is about so much more.
The Guernsey Disability Alliance campaigns to improve equality of opportunity, social inclusion and respect for the dignity and rights of persons with disabilities. We work closely with the States of Guernsey representing the voices of our members and member groups and assisting in implementation of Guernsey’s Disability and Inclusion Strategy and the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities,. We also partner with many other third sector and public bodies.
Access for All is a local voluntary organisation that works in partnership with the community to improve accessibility in its widest context, for islanders and visitors alike. Access covers a number of areas including:
- Physical Environment (Places)
- Information (web, hard copy, signage etc)
- Services (Customer Service)
- Activities (events etc).
If you are coming to visit Guernsey and want to hire a wheelchair or other equipment, please contact St John’s Healthcare Shop on 729268 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to find out about the accessibility of various venues in Guernsey, including hotels, please visit the AccessAble.website.