As the Olympics edges ever closer it is vital to ensure that you have all of the correct access and signage in place to deal with the influx of customers and tourists. The whole of the UK is expecting to receive more tourists than normal as the Olympics is not just limited to London. To prepare it is essential to consider all types of visitors and make sure that you have great accessibility and helpful signs in place so that everyone is able to make full use of your services.
You will need to consider how people are able to access your shop, restaurant, offices or any building open to the public. An access audit can help to show any areas of weakness that could be greatly improved to ensure you don’t have to turn anyone away. These audits are not only designed for the public or tourism trades, you also have a duty to bring your premises up to standards under the Equality Act 2010. An access audit is necessary especially if you have not had one since the introduction of the new changes to the Equality Act.
Are Your Signs Adequate?
Access is not the only issue you need to consider, signs are just as important. You can make use of braille signs for the visually impaired as they have done in Dorset in time for the Olympic Games. Dorset Council has ensured that all visitors will be able to find adequate parking and make their way to the various locations and events with ease thanks to good transport links and plenty of signage. The local restaurants have created menus in braille and added disabled toilets to help ensure everyone has a wonderful visit into the area.
Braille signage can be created and arranged to help your business to become more accessible for everyone. This should be a consideration for all businesses all year round, however with the Olympics nearly upon us perhaps now is the perfect time to finally sort out your signage and access issues out. It is important to use the experts to help decide where the best locations are for braille signage. The professionals will be able to advise you on price with a survey report and come and fit all of the signs for you. It’s a simple job that can make all the difference to all of your current and potential customers.
With Olympic events happening all around the country, and tourists having to find location outside of the main cities due to overbooking it is important to ensure you are able to reap the benefits that hosting the Olympics can bring to all businesses. Don’t do your customers a disservice by not catering to their needs. Consider requesting an audit and braille signage to welcome everyone into your premises with ease.