ACCESSIBILITY COMMITMENT

We want everyone who visits LeisureCentre centres’ and or associated web pages to feel welcome and find the experience rewarding.

To enable all visitors to have a positive experience and to be able to participate fully we have created the following commitment to address disability in its broadest sense, including people with

 

This is part of our commitment to provide equal opportunities to all.

 

At LeisureCentre we pride ourselves on offering our customers a wide range of accessible facilities, we are continually looking at ways in which we can improve accessibility to provide inclusive areas and activities for all users.

SOME OF THE WAYS WE ENSURE OUR CENTRES ARE ACCESSIBLE ARE LISTED BELOW:

Accessible Equipment

Through our adherence to the Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) we ensure that our gyms are as open and wide-reaching as possible. This includes inclusion of IFI accredited equipment within our gyms which is purchased through our partnership with one of the leading fitness equipment manufacturers, Precor.

The Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) is a programme that supports the fitness industry to become more inclusive, catering for the needs of disabled and non-disabled people and raising physical participation levels.

 

Inclusive Activities

From Boccia sessions funded by our leisure grants, to disabled swimming sessions and our very own stroke rehabilitation sessions and GP referral schemes, LeisureCentre is committed to offering a variety of activities and initiatives to make physical activity accessible for all.

For more information on accessible fitness at your local centre please click here.

 

Staff Training

Adapted emergency evacuation procedures

Active IQ Level 2 Award for Mental Health Awareness (at least 1 champion per centre)

DBS checks in accordance with the law

Website Accessibility Standards

To help us make the website a positive space for all users where they feel welcome, we’ve been using DDA and W3C to ensure digital accessibility. We meet this criteria in the following ways:

Alternative Text

 

Colour Contrast
We have checked text and background colour combinations to ensure that information is clear to all users and ensure all contrast is sufficient that information is not referenced by colour alone. 

 

Layout and Navigation

Whilst LeisureCentre strives to go above and beyond the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are continually looking at ways that we can enhance user experience, and bring all areas of our website up to the same level of accessibility. Should you experience difficulties please don’t hesitate to contact us