We designed Chapel FM to be as accessible as possible for people with mobility issues. The whole building is wheelchair accessible with level access on the ground floor and a lift to the first floor. All doorways are wide enough for wheelchairs and we have an accessible toilet on the ground floor. There is level access onto the stage upstairs and two specific wheelchair spaces for audience and, depending on the type of event, we can accommodate up to 6 wheelchairs.
Lighting is good and consistent throughout the building which is good for people with visual impairments. We have very good acoustics in all the spaces and an induction loop installed in the radio theatre to assist people with hearing impairments.
We recognise there are other issues for people with learning disabilities, mental health issues, dementia, etc. We aim to be as inclusive as possible and have a dedicated worker who will discuss learning support needs with any participant and make sure that all staff are aware of individual needs.
Please contact us if you need any further information or would like to discuss any way that we can improve access for you to our facilities, courses or events.