An access audit identifies any “reasonable adjustments” that should be made to policies, practices, procedures and premises where any of these creates a potential barrier to disabled people; this includes physical features.
Carrying out an access audit comprises a series of tasks which typically commence with an initial briefing followed by:
- Data gathering
- A detailed site survey
- Consultation with building users
- Debriefing to include verbal summary of main actions
- Preparation of a written report to record and communicate the outcome of the audit.
A written access audit report provides an action plan to consider such issues as physical constraints, alternative ways of providing services and the reasonableness of making the adjustments identified.
Our reports are concise, logical and pragmatic and contain the following:
- Prioritised action plan summary
- Actions in more detail
- Digital images