Deafblind Scotland have been working in partnership with leading Scottish leisure group, Thistle Pub Company III in order for them to improve accessibility to their seven locations throughout Scotland.
Thistle Pub Company III embarked on Deafblind Scotland’s Workplace Assessment scheme and have also received guidance from PAMIS and Perth and Kinross Council. They have announced a £250,000 investment programme to make the pubs more accessible for the wider community.
A launch at The Wheel Inn in Scone on 25th February 2016 unveiled new bathroom and changing facilities for quadriplegic customers and a sensory therapy room for both adults and children. The changes to be made across other sites include the installation of lower bar areas for wheelchair access, larger lettering on signage and side lights on walkways for partially sighted guests and the provision of specialist training for all managers and assistant managers from Deafblind Scotland.
We look forward to continuing our work with Thistle Pub Company III in the future.