Provision for people with disabilities

Provision for people with disabilities

London Diocese provides guidance on how to make your church more welcoming and accessible to people with disabilities including how to carry out an access audit on your church.

This guide is aimed at helping you to make your church more welcoming and accessible to people with disabilities. The term ‘disability’ covers a wide range of impairments, physical and mental in nature. Although a barrier usually occurs because of a disability, it is caused by the situation rather than by the disability itself. For instance, a person using an electric wheelchair is not restricted or limited if doors are wide enough to allow him or her to pass through them, or if there are ramps and lifts doubling steps’.