A fun day out for Disabled Access Day!
This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Long Cane, Symbol Cane, Wheelchair
I went along to the Glasgow Science Centre for Disabled Access Day 2019. When I first arrived I wasn't sure if the event was still on as the signage wasn't evident, but - after waiting in the queue and asking the man behind reception, I found out it was. Overall, it was an enjoyable experience with many tactile and 'hands on' experiences to try. I'd definitely recommend it as it's great fun for adults and children alike.
Transport & Parking
Reasonably easy to access via public transport (either by bus or by train into Exhibition Centre). Finding the door in is a bit of an issue, but once you find it you're fine.
Easy to get into and no steps to trip over. I was with a wheelchair user and he found it relatively easy too. The lift isn't very easy to find as its camouflaged into the wall design, both of us walked straight past it. But once we knew where it was, it was great - my wheelchair user friend reckoned the lift would fit 10-12 wheelchairs in it easily - a fantastic asset!
Whilst the toilets themselves were nice, clean and spacious, they were hard to find. No clear signage could be seen by us. But there are accessible toilets within easy reach of the lifts and the red cords hang to the floor.
Very helpful and knowledgable.
Anything else you wish to tell us?
Whilst this was an 'access all areas' event for Disabled Access Day, the distinct lack of Disabled Access Day signage and advertising was noticeable by its absence. If i'd have been on my own, and not with a sighted friend, I wouldn't have went up to reception to ask as I would've thought I'd got the wrong day. I'm glad I did ask in the end, but it's worth noting.