To register a 'yes' in the Disabled access box on WhatPub.com means that those with the highest level of mobility impairment, such as a non-ambulant wheelchair user, can get into the pub without assistance and that there is a toilet that they can access. This does not have to be a wheelchair users' only toilet or even wheelchair users and baby changing toilet. At least one entrance should be level or with a small lip, say up to 3 cms, but that should be mentioned in the description.
Disabled access comments box
Note – some ‘disabled users only’ toilets may be locked and require a standard RADAR key. Some disabled people carry one. A key may be kept behind the bar. An entry in the Disabled access comments box should say “RADAR key toilet”.
You can still put positive comments in that box and in the description. Such as –
Level access to bars with no steps at all entrances
Level access to bars with no steps just from one entrance (specify which entrance in comment)
No narrow doors or passages restricting wheelchair access
The rear entrance from the car park has a 3cm step.
Accessible with assistance
This registers a “no” in the Disabled access box but warrants an entry in the Disabled access comments box, such as “Accessible with assistance” followed by
Examples of entries include –
Entry ramp available from bar staff
One X cms step at entrance
A steep temporary ramp is available from the bar, but a companion would need to organise the ramp with bar staff.
Wheelchair access is available via the staff only entrance which a companion would need to organise.
Not accessible without full or limited mobility
This registers a “no” in the Disabled access box but still warrants an entry in the Disabled access comments box, such as “Accessible to those with limited mobility” followed by the reason and any positive aspects. Such as -
The only entrance has large step down into the bar area (with no grab rails).
Level entrance but the toilets are down two flights of stairs.
Three steps into the only entrance. Accessible toilet on ground floor.