The Mayor's Award for Access - Wednesday 14 October 2020
The Mayor's Award for Access recognises those that make a positive contribution to the lives of disabled people in the borough.
The Guildford Access Group is in search of winners for this award. The group looks for the people and places that make a real difference to the lives of disabled people.
How to make a nomination
To nominate an individual or organisation for the award, please complete our online nomination form.
The deadline to make your nomination is 5pm on Friday 29 May 2020.
The Mayor of Guildford and the Chairperson of the Access Group recently conducted an interview with That's TV about the Mayor's Award, please click here to find out more: https://youtu.be/Di4pGQdSG24
This year's Mayor's Award for Access will be held on Wednesday 14 October 2020 from 7pm in Council Chamber.
The Mayor of Guildford, says: "The awards recognise the real difference local groups can make to disabled people. Please help by letting us know the people, places and projects that have gone the extra mile to enable access for all."
The categories for the awards are:
Services to the Community
Access Through the Arts
Access Through Sports
Customer Services Awards
Accessible Premises for public use (bronze/silver/gold)
Accessible Premises Award - bronze, silver and gold criteria
Level or suitably ramped access
Stepped access to have handrails
Doors suitably weighted to facilitate ease of opening
Minimum width of main entrance door 800mm
Level access throughout ground floor
Public areas clear of obstructions with good circulation space
Easy access to payment facilities in shops
Provision of sound enhancement system at public reception or till points
Assistance with packing and shopping in retail premises.
Restaurants to have moveable seating
As above plus:-
Lift access to upper floors
Low level counters at reception desks or till points
Staff to have undergone disability needs awareness training
Provision of seating for customers/visitors
Provision of a wheelchair accessible toilet which meets current design standards (where toilets are provided for customers/visitors)
Accessible parking provided within any provision for customers or visitors
Printed material (including menus, bar tariffs etc in food outlets) is available in large clear print
As above plus:-
Automatic doors on public entrances
Low level lift buttons both on landings and in lift cars
Lift buttons to visually contrasting against background with raised lettering and voice announcement
Customer information signs have large clear print in contrasting colours to the background
One to one assistance available
Company has a Disabled Access Policy and ongoing monitoring programme to ensure premises maintain standards of current best practice in design
Printed material is available in alternative formats
Building management carry out regular health and safety and maintenance checks
Providing evidence of undertaking consultation with user groups fulfilling a public body's duty to provide equality impact surveys for premises within the public sector