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The Balance of Accessibility and Inclusion in Heritage Settings.
February 17 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Join us for a fascinating talk to look at the balance of accessibility and inclusion in Heritage settings with Property Surveyor, Sarah Sorrell.
We will discuss the positive outcomes of improving accessibility and inclusion within heritage setting, it is understood that good quality access can enhance our understanding of the historic environment and ensure its sustainability. The discussion will look at the challenges faced when constraints of regulation appear to impinge on the ability to alter physical barriers and how we can start to look more holistically at how these settings used and appreciated in order to improve accessibility, as well as using innovative design methods. Whether during pregnancy, as a parent pushing a buggy or an older person who is finding steps a bit harder to manage, we all value thoughtful and effective design for our access needs and its easier than you may think to make a difference and create positive changes. While the needs of disabled people must be a priority, we also know that easier access will benefit almost all of us at some stage in our lives and it is important to open up our heritage assets to the broadest group of society as possible. In restoring and opening up these valuable community assets it is important to promote good quality solutions that make access easier while simultaneously encouraging responsible care of the historic places that matter to us all. We will also discuss the legislation that drives the need to be inclusive and the implications impacts of both compliance and non-compliance.
This talk is delivered by Heritage Lincolnshire as part of the Boston Townscape Heritage Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Boston Borough Council.
Tickets: This talk is free as part of the Boston Townscape Heritage Project