Leisure Centre Accessability
SDDF worked closely with the planning team for the new leisure centre in Selby. As you can see, the check list was very detailed! This checklist has been shared within the North Yorkshire Council to enable other groups like ours, work with other new building projects.
Selby District Disability Forum
Leisure Centre access audit
Interior of building
Horizon pool essential. Access with sloping incline and
shallow steps with stifles and support bars on left and right.
Wide internal doors and lifts for electric wheelchairs and
Standard wheelchairs available to take users to changing
rooms and leisure facilities.
Hoist is provided.
Signage. Not just aesthetically pleasing but visually receptive.
(i.e. black print on yellow/white background. ) Pictorial.
Disabled changing facilities with room for manoeuvrability
and for carer if needed.
Support bars in changing areas, regular changing booths.
with appropriate seating for changing.
Seating placed around public reception areas for pain
sufferers, tired parents and elderly people to rest.
Disabled toilet bowls accessible on left and right as people
may have paralysis or limited movement on either side.
A minimum of one urinal with support bars.
Partial low level counter at reception.
Low level drinking fonts.
Disabled toilets have stippled floor tiles.
Make notices in toilets and public information notices in large
print and visually enhanced.
Reference point in entrance lobby with directional signage for
Disabled access and information services. (i.e. Disabled
facilities, reception, etc….)
Red chord alarm reachable on either side of toilet and basin.
Areas in communal and disabled-specific facilities open
enough for wheelchair manoeuvrability.
Accessible lockers at correct height
Public address system that can also be used to announce
events etc… (This can also help those with literacy problems)
Wide doors into group/family changing booths for disabled
family/group Members therefore avoiding isolating people.
Exterior of site should be considered
Parking bays around main entrance and not running in a line
away from the main entrance. Have effective signs to prevent
spaces being taken.
Have Mobility Scooter shelter outside
External dropped kerbs
Separately marked wheelchair route across car parks
Wide external doors for electric wheelchairs and mobility