It can sometimes feel like you’re completely on your own when you embark on your accessibility journey, but that’s not the case. Shaw Trust Accessibility Services is here to help.

We can provide expert support and guidance and also provide you with details of  other organisations whose expertise may be of use to you in terms of accessibility expertise.

Some of the organisations that we find provide the most valuable information in terms of accessibility matters are detailed below.

If you find there’s a topic you need more information on, or have a question but are unsure where to find the answer, contact us on 0300 123 7005 or we’re here to help.

Useful Links

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Equality For All – this company provides information and guidance for organisations about their duties under the Equality Act 2010.

What Is Inclusive Design? – this site provides information and guidance from the University of Cambridge’s Engineering Design Centre.

Inclusive environments – this is an initiative to raise awareness about the importance of designing places that meet the needs of the diversity of people who want to use them, including those with disabilities and impairments.

Extra Costs Commission – this is an independent enquiry exploring the extra costs faced by disabled people and by families with disabled children in England and Wales.

It Takes All Kinds Of Minds – Meeting And Accommodating Learning Difficulties – this service provides insight and practical guidance on how to support the needs of people with some of the most common learning difficulties in everyday situations.

Sign Video – this organisation provides video relay and video remote interpreting services for BSL users in the UK.

Euan’s Guide – this website features access reviews from disabled people, their friends and family members. You can search by city and service type. You can also register and upload your own reviews.

AccessAble – the DisabledGo website provides free access information for a huge range of places to go in the UK, such as hotels, restaurants, museums, tourist attractions and much more!

Blue Badge Stylethis service provides a guide for stylish, less-physically-able people wanting to enjoy the finer things in life, from cool bars to on-trend restaurants.

Disabled Travel Advice – everyone should be able to have a positive experience when travelling or going on holiday. This website offers information and advice to help achieve that goal.

Visit Britain – Access For All – this website offers a suite of resources enabling organisations to provide an accessible experience, regardless of the nature of the service that they offer.

HeX Productions – Accessible Website Development – helping you to fix the issues that come up in your audit or help you re-design and re-develop an accessible website from concept to go-live with an Accessibility Services accreditation.