Downloadable resources: The 360 Accessibility Audit

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A 360 accessibility audit is a process of deep reflection about your church and how diversity is recognised and appreciated.  It is not a 30 minute task, achieved with a quick walk around the building, but it is an ongoing process within which you will always get better.

How to start

Take 20 minutes to read the Introduction and notes (download no.1 below). This will explain how the audit works, and will help you to decide how to begin. The actual audit has 19 sections, but you can ask different people in your church to complete different sections. It is important to remember that this will be a process not a one off event.

The introduction document also suggests you form a Disability Working Group who can work alongside your PCC.

For advice and support as to how you might make best use of the audit, contact John Beauchamp

John is happy to visit you and explore how this can be adapted to be most relevant to your situation.

But what if I don’t have time to do this yet?

If your church does not have the time or space for the commitment needed to do the audit yet, take a look at the ‘Quick Wins’ document (download no.6 below). There are many simple and low cost things you can do to make immediate and significant changes to your welcome and inclusion of disabled people.

Introductory documents

1. Introduction and notes.pdf  Download  
2. Model Disability champion role description.docx  Download  
3. Model Parish disability statement.docx  Download  
4. Creating an accessibility area on your website.docx  Download  
5. Producing the action plan.docx  Download  
6. Quick Wins.pdf  Download  

The 16 sections of the audit

Section 1 - General.docx  Download  
Section 2 - Getting in.docx  Download  
Section 3 - Once inside.docx  Download  
Section 4 - Toilets.docx  Download  
Section 5 - Emergency exits.docx  Download  
Section 6 - Settling in worship space.docx  Download  
Section 7 - Before the service.docx  Download  
Section 8 - During the service.docx  Download  
Section 9 - After the service.docx  Download  
Section 10 - Language.docx  Download  
Section 11 - Leadership and participation.docx  Download  
Section 12 - Theology and Spirituality.docx  Download  
Section 13 - Books_leaflets-screens.docx  Download  
Section 14 - Dementia.docx  Download  
Section 15 - Additional needs.docx  Download  
Section 16 - Parish community.docx  Download  
Section 17 - Outside noticeboards.docx  Download  
Section 18 - Website.docx  Download  
Section 19 - Live streaming.docx  Download  


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