Glasgow Access Panel
The Glasgow Access Panel (GAP) is a registered charity (charity number SCO36531). Our aim is to improve the accessibility of services, buildings, facilities and information across Glasgow for all disabled people.
What is an Access Issue?
Access issues take a large number of forms. Consider the following examples:
- At your building society branch office there is a sign saying that an induction loop is available but no-one knows how to work it.
- A public body advertises that information is available in alternative formats but when you phone them up for an audio version or large print copy they cannot provide you with one.
- You know that there are more accessible buses on your route, but the journey from your house to the bus-stop is nearly impossible due to high pavements and street furniture.
- Although your local cinema is ramped throughout, with low counters and more than one accessible toilet, you cannot open the heavy doors to get into the cinema itself.
In short, if you are not able to make a journey to a service and then use that service without serious disruption to yourself then you are encountering access issues. If you are encountering these, or similar problems in your everyday life, please get in touch!
Easterhouse & South Side Drop-In Events
On the first Monday of every month GAP run an information stall at the new Victoria Infirmary, between 10am and 12pm, and another at Castlemilk Community Centre on the first Wednesday of the month. On the third Wednesday of every month the same service is available at Easterhouse Library. These stalls are an opportunity to meet with members of the community and learn about access issues, and also allow us to recruit new GAP members and to give out information. If you have any questions or issues to report, just come along and we will be happy to help.
Access Audits and Reports
The Glasgow Access Panel also provide access audits and written reports to organisations looking to improve the accessibility of their premises. For more information on this, see ‘What We Do’, or contact us with any questions, or if you would like to arrange an audit.