A City Accessible To All

As our population ages, so the number of people who need extra help increases. Some only need a little, others more, but they are all our friends, neighbours and families and have just as much of a right to enjoy what Derby offers as anyone else.

Good disability-aware provision can make services better for everyone. Simpler access ways, better signage, clearer paths. And by allowing more people to participate, we help Derby grow as stronger, happier city.

We will:

  • Conduct a review of city and district centre accessibility with city centre managers and retail centre operators to identify trouble spots and devise plans to improve them
  • Conduct a full disabled access audit for all Council facilities across Derby
  • Work with local bus companies to make sure signs are clearly visible to all and buses give audio as well as visual route information and encourage buses to be fitted with driver hearing loops for communication with deaf passengers
  • Work with local blind and partially sighted groups to identify problem areas such as public staircases and escalators and institute 'best practice' improvements such as use of contrasting colours to make them more easily identified
  • Work to maintain publicly accessible toilets that are clearly signed and contain well designed and maintained accessible provision
  • Where possible have separate disabled toilets and baby changing facilities
  • Work with local shops and businesses to install and promote hearing loop facilities so deaf customers can shop with confidence
  • Campaign for widely available carer travel passes for public transport that are usable across Derby and more widely so as not to impose extra travel costs on disabled people who need carer support
  • Work with the local NHS to ensure that all GPs, pharmacies and other applicable services comply with the Accessible Information Standard