Right now our church is having a sidewalk built beside the church and leading to the parish hall to allow for greater access and accessibility between the two buildings and the parking lot. Well, one thing leads to another and in the great big discussion of all of this, we have gotten into a study/exploration of how accessible our church is to those who may have some reason where our church is not as easy to access as it could be.
What started off as the accessibility for those who may have some mobility differences (wheelchairs, canes, and walkers come to mind), branched out into other areas to explore: those who may have hearing or vision impairments, appropriate lighting, proxmity of restrooms to the worship space, etc.
My question(s) to you is this:
What accessibility issues do you have at church?
Which accessibility issues have been addressed and implemented?
If you were to give advice to a group of folks working on this project, what would it be?
Any suggestions Welcome!