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Unlimited survey of Oxford City Centre

15 April 2018

Unlimited Oxfordshire is collaborating with
students from Oxford University to conduct an access
survey of the city centre. Last year a group of 120
Oxford University students surveyed all the colleges
for accessibility - an impressive piece of work. The
survey was initiated and led by Australian student Matt
Pierri, himself a wheelchair user, who found when he
applied to the University there was a lack of detailed
access information available.
For the City access mapping project Matt plans to
recruit another group of students to survey the ‘social’
spaces in the City centre - cafes, restaurants, bars,
clubs, cinemas etc. Unlimited Oxfordshire has agreed
to survey the retail venues - shops, banks, supermarkets,
hairdressers etc. This is a fantastic opportunity to
get really useful information for disabled people
living in or visiting Oxford.
Can you help? You will be given a form to complete
for each venue, which is a checklist of things to look
out for. We need both people who use wheelchairs
or mobility scooters and those without mobility impairments,
although you may have other impairments - or
you may be non-disabled but be an interested carer or
friend. Ideally you will work in pairs as this will make it
easier. One good thing about this project is that it can
be done at your own pace, in your own time, at any
time between now and June. The results will be put
up on a website and examples of poor access will be
raised with the council.
We encourage as many Unlimited Oxfordshire members
to volunteer as possible as the more people
involved the less work for any individual.
If you can spare some time to help please contact
Diane Sider on 01865 308746 or email:

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