Birmingham Disabled Visitors
In Birmingham there are lots of amenities and facilities provided for disabled visitors to the city. Blue badge parking is available throughout the city. To find out more about this, please email the Transportation Department: parking@birmingham,gov.uk. Also equipment is available from Shopmobility to get around with extra ease and have greater access to the city centre and other pedestrianised areas for people who have trouble moving.
In the city centre, you can find a loop talking system called Wayfinder. This system is designed to help blind or short-sighted people to get around and enjoy the city easily. The system is designed to guide you around the city, help you get into transport, to shop and navigate around the city centre. There is also other equipment available for free from Birmingham Focus and Shopmobility.
Along with the way finder system, there is another system called ‘Meet and Greet.’ This system is designed for any disabled person who needs help or company to visit the City Centre and surrounding area. The programme aims for a member of a specially trained team to accompany you on your visit to the city and make it more convenient and comfortable for you. This would involve meeting a guide at a specific meeting point, which could be a train station or a bus stop, so you don’t have worry about finding your partner, and will add extra ease to you trip.
Along with Shopmobility and Birmingham Focus, the Network west Midlands service is specifically set up to aid people who are disabled with getting around the area, and provides facilities for disabled people to get across the county via many different types of public transport including bus and rail. Please visit there website for more information. The tourist centre can also help you out with friendly staff, keen to help you get the most out of a city with such a vibrant culture.
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