HELPING BUSINESSES TAP INTO £14.8 MILLION


Enhancing Accessibility

Increasing Profitability

To make Blackpool, Fylde and Wyre outstanding destinations for tourists – and indeed for locals with disabilities – we’re helping businesses to enhance access to their premises – whether you’re a retailer, a hotelier, an attraction.

So, what does accessible mean?

Accessible means that disabled people – whether with physical, sensory, mental health of learning difficulties, visible or invisible disabilities – can easily buy from you, stay with you, have enjoyable experiences with you.

This doesn’t mean spending a fortune. Often the modifications you can make are free – providing a stool, clearing clutter from aisles and even knowing how to converse confidently with people with disabilities to low cost modifications, such as having easy read signs or menus in at least 16-point font.

We want to help you for FREE to cater for everyone so that your business benefits from spend from disabled tourists and locals and helps to make the Fylde Coast a positive place for all.

Carrie-Ann Lightly, disability blogger: “If a venue adapts itself then it means that everyone has the opportunity to stay there.”

Robert White, Comedian and BGT runner up 2018: “Access is an understanding, seeing what issues are of people with invisible disabilities and gaining knowledge of them.”

Cat Smith, MP for Lancaster and Fleetwood: “All too often visitors with disabilities are not thought about or left behind.”

How we’ll help you for FREE

Access Guides

Our friendly Access Champions will visit you at your convenience and provide:

    • Tips and advice on everything from facilities, signage, quiet spaces to how to confidently talk to people with disabilities
    • A detailed report on where you can make improvements and how to go about making them
      • A FREE feature on the AccessAble website
      • A certificate and sticker for you to display to show you’re enhancing experiences for disabled people

Disability Awareness training

Our FREE short courses will give you:

    • An introduction to the different types of disability
    • An idea of the barriers disabled people face when out and about
    • Help to identify short, mid and long-term solutions to the barriers
  • Practical advice on how to meet the needs of people with disabilities; whether they are customers or colleagues

FREE training courses will be held on:

June 27th, July 25th, August 29th, September 26th.

You will also receive a certificate to display in your premises, so locals and tourists know you’ve taken part in disability training.

To book onto our FREE training courses, email hello@disabilityfirst.org

“It was a real eye-opener into the barriers that disabled people face – including people with hidden disabilities – carrying out every day activities. It was also extremely beneficial to learn about how to confidently talk to disabled people. I would highly recommend the training.” – Martin, small business owner.

Book A FREE Access Guide or Awareness Training