How can a Visual Disability Access Survey encourage more Visitors to your business?
Is your business Accessible to all?
Have you made improvements that make your building more inclusive to your visitors?
Do you actively encourage able bodied and people with impairments to your business?
Drone Site Surveys Visual Disability Access Survey can allow people with impairments to comprehensively plan ahead a visit to your premises. We give the most complete visual overview to help all visitors to fully understand the geography and surrounding location of your building.
Why our Visual Accessibility Audits are different?
Our visual offering uses the very latest in technology to allow people to plan their visit by viewing a virtual reality walkthrough from the external carpark right through to the internal toilet facilities.
We have developed our own platform that allows aerial imagery to be seamlessly combined with 3D interactive scanning to give the ultimate user experience.
Using our platform allows you to view every single step or wheelchair revolution of the way.
What can customers see from viewing our visual access survey?
Our access surveys only show reality, there is nothing virtual about our tours.
The images that we provide can be used by people with impairments to plan a trip to visit your premises from the comfort of their computer, tablet or even phone.
We also highlight within our description any positives that can help a person with impairment issues such as
- If any glass doors have contrast markings
- Any signage in large print
- If a hearing loop is available
- Any level access entrances / exits
- Width of any access points to the building
- If any handrails or support aids are on site
- Whether any on site staff have had specific disability awareness training
- Access to WC’s inside the building
Every premises have its own individual features, and we will actively highlight to your potential visitors all the positives that your building has from an impaired persons perspective.
What can you do with the visual survey we create?
The content we create can be inserted into your website, turned into an information document, be used on social media, even displayed on other websites and we can help whatever you hope to achieve.
At Drone Site Surveys we have the technical capabilities to create a full webpage and install it directly on to your website.
Alternatively, if you have a web designer or team, we can work with them to deliver all information needed to create a great display.
Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) Access Survey
The Disability Discrimination Act came into effect in 1995 and was superseded by the Equality Act in 2010, except in Northern Ireland which still adheres to the 1995 act.
You can view the full Equality Act 2010 here on the government’s website.
The full Act is extremely comprehensive but we are only going to deal with the impact of visiting buildings and how a person with a disability or impairment is able to interact with your building when visiting. We concentrate on the physical features of and the approach to the building.
A Full Building DDA Audit will include all the physical features of the building. The physical features as defined by the Act include
• steps and stairways
• exterior surfaces and paving
• parking areas
• building entrances and exits (including emergency escape routes)
• internal and external doors, gates
• toilet and washing facilities
• lighting and ventilation
• lifts and escalators
• floor coverings
• temporary or movable items (such as equipment and display racks).
• public facilities (such as telephones, counters or service desks)
Basic DDA Checklist
Please see a basic example of the types of physical features that we include when carrying out a DDA survey. This will give you an idea of what we are looking for to ensure compliance.