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e-Petition: We call for all premises in Wales to be awarded an Access Certificate number similar to the Food Hygiene Certificate.

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We are calling for the Welsh Government to bring in an "Access Certificate" showing numbers from zero to five along the lines of the Food Hygiene Certificate. All buildings used by the public such as shops, food outlets, sports clubs, pubs and offices as well as public transport services should be assessed on how wheelchair accessible they are, as well as how easy it is for someone with a sensory impairment or learning disability to use.

We want all premises to be given a number which they could then display to show how disabled friendly their premises are. We hope that those who achieve high ratings will possibly persuade other nearby premises to improve access and get a high rating themselves.

 

When Food Hygiene Certificates were first introduced in Wales they were not mandatory, but later became so. Since the introduction of the Food Hygiene Certificate we believe food standards have vastly improved and premises with a high number use the certificate with pride.  We believe premises will make a bigger effort to improve access and services for the disabled community if a similar Certificate was introduced for access. 

We believe the introduction of such a certificate will hugely improve services for disabled shoppers and those who want to go out for a drink, a meal or to use public transport, facilities most take for granted.

To achieve a five rating a premises will not just need to be wheelchair accessible but be fully inclusive for those with visual and hearing impairments, and possibly have staff understanding to those with learning impairments.

Having a restaurant with a braille menu or staff able to use sign language can make a huge difference and give someone a far easier and less stressful experience when doing everyday things most take for granted.

One idea may be, as well as having the Five to Zero rating to have extra symbols underneath to show if a premises has full wheelchair access, an accessible toilet, info in braille, staff who can use sign language and autism friendly.

We feel that this will result in big improvements. Many food outlets compete with each other to get a higher rating and we hope this will be the same with Access Certificate.​

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Petition details

Petition Status: Currently being considered by the Committee
Petition Start Date: 23/11/2017
Open until midday on: 31/03/2018

 

Petition Signatories

Total signatures: 2391

Name Constituency or Area of residence Date
Trefor O Jones Ynys Mon 31/03/2018
Gwynedd Davies Ynys Mon 31/03/2018
Sioned Edwards Ynys Mon 31/03/2018
Margaret Roberta Walker Ogmore 31/03/2018
Anonymous Bridgend 31/03/2018
Aerona Stooke Ogmore 30/03/2018
Sarah Jenkins Welch Vale of Glamorgan 30/03/2018
Linda Mary Frame Gower 30/03/2018
Gwawr Davies Preseli Pembrokeshire 30/03/2018
Barbara Lewis Preseli Pembrokeshire 30/03/2018
Emma Richards Ogmore 30/03/2018
Neil Radmore Ogmore 30/03/2018
Anonymous Swansea East 30/03/2018
Ceri Morris Vale of Glamorgan 30/03/2018
Helen doyle Ogmore 30/03/2018
Lisa Harris Newport East 30/03/2018
Phil Nedin Cardiff South and Penarth 30/03/2018
Peter Cathcart Torfaen 30/03/2018
Alex Sims Neath 30/03/2018
Maxine Thomas Ogmore 30/03/2018
Tracey Chown radmore Ogmore 30/03/2018
Tracy Sloper Vale of Glamorgan 30/03/2018
David Morris Cardiff South and Penarth 30/03/2018
Cllr Ellie Evans Cardiff South and Penarth 30/03/2018
IAN GRIFFITHS Bridgend 30/03/2018

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