‘How accessible is Derry?’

People in Derry who live with a disability have been urged to take part in the biggest ever accessibility study undertaken in the north.

The AdaptNI study, carried out by the voluntary organisation on behalf of the north’s Equality Commission, will ask people how easy or difficult local services - including clothes shops, pubs, supermarkets, amusements, hotels, dentists, hairdressers and post offices - are to use.

Caroline Shiels, Adapt’s Development Manager, appealed to people with any disability to seize the opportunity to make their voices heard about local services.

“Our researchers want to hear the views of disabled people in the cities, towns and villages and rural communities of Northern Ireland to find out exactly what it is like for them using everyday services that most people take for granted.”

You can add your views and share experiences of using services in town by completing the survey. It is online here https://www.AccessSurvey.wikispaces.com. Or email project@adaptni.org or call 028 9023 1211. The survey ends on March 14.