For the first time in its history, Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust will be offering tours in British Sign Language as part of its plans for Disabled Access Day on Saturday 12th March 2016.
Disabled Access Day is a national initiative created to raise awareness of the importance of disabled access and encourage venues to showcase their accessible facilities. The first Disabled Access Day took place on 17th January 2015 and was supported by over 200 companies and venues nationwide.
Chair of Trustees Chris Booy said “the mission of the Clifton Suspension Bridge Trust is to engage all visitors to the bridge. Thanks to our grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, we have a wonderful new Visitor Centre with accessible facilities and are able to provide free of charge activities that will welcome disabled people and their families, friends and carers.”
The day will also include object handing and audio described tours of the Visitor Centre which will highlight some of the early photographs and romantic paintings of the bridge - and end with a seated outdoor talk for visitors who would rather not make the walk across.
More information about the event and venue accessibility can be found at www.cliftonbridge.org.uk/visit/events or by calling 0117 974 4664.