Upper Hutt Library recently went through a Be.Welcome assessment provided by Be.Accessible and received a Gold rating. Here’s what they put in their October newsletter.

“Be.Accessible is a Social Change initiative with a mission to create a truly accessible country for all New Zealanders. This charitable trust recently audited the Central Library to see how accessible the building is for people with disabilities and access needs (such as parents with prams) and awarded it a Gold status. Central Library was deemed to have an excellent level of accessibility in all the areas that were assessed, such as physical space, website, promotional material, route to/from the building, car parks, customer service and signage.

With 24% of the New Zealand population living with a disability and an aging population, issues around accessibility are on the rise. Central Library was the first organization in Upper Hutt to go through a Be.Accessible audit and is now listed on the Be.Accessible website which is widely used in disability circles.”

Read the full report here…

Find out about the Be.Welcome start up package here…

 

 

 

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