Heritage Lottery Fund-supported charity Heritage Ability, covering the south west of England, reports that it has made it into the final 7 in the heritage category of the National Lottery Awards, and seeks public support to move further.
Heritage Ability writes:
We are making heritage places more accessible across a range of disabilities and for British Sign Language users, doing all we can so that the destinations we love can be enjoyed by everyone.. The South West of England is brimming with heritage; from country parks, to historic houses, castles and rugged coastlines. It’s here to be enjoyed by everyone – but not everyone can. Disabled and Deaf people (who use British Sign Language) struggle to experience these places because of physical barriers, a lack of accessible interpretation and untrained staff and volunteers.
That’s where Heritage Ability comes in. We’re unlocking the heritage at over 20 destinations across Devon, Dorset, Cornwall, Somerset and Gloucester so that disabled people and British Sign Language users can have engaging experiences with the places that we love. We’re creating Easy Read guides to large print formats, BSL tours and more – connecting people with places. It’s thanks to Heritage Lottery Fund that we can make heritage accessible – for everyone.
If you think that accessibility matters, then vote with your heart. Thank you. There are 3 easy ways that you can vote:
- Simply use the hashtag #NLAHeritageAbility or retweet a post containing this hashtag
- Visit www.lotterygoodcauses.org.uk/project/heritage-ability
- Call 0844 836 9700 (calls cost 5p, but please check with the bill payer or your network provider, as there may be additional charges)
See more background at:
- http://www.countrysidemobility.org/heritage and