Phototrails for Service Providers
Phototrails are a great way for service providers to promote access to their countryside to visitors of all abilities. In addition, joining the network of Phototrails is a great way to provide your service to people with disabilities. Having your trails hosted on the website will not only provide valuable information for anyone wanting to make choices and decisions about where they go in the countryside, it will also help you meet your duties and responsibilities towards people with disabilities.
The Phototrails website is designed to be a free information resource for the end user but does require a small financial commitment from organisations wishing to use Phototrails as one of the means of delivering on their own duties towards disabled people.
The Equality Act 2012 has replaced the Disability Discrimination Act; it retains the goals of the original act and the duties on public service providers.
There are ‘general’ duties which apply to all service providers;
• promote equality of opportunity between disabled people and other people
• eliminate discrimination that is unlawful under the Act
• promote positive attitudes towards disabled people
• encourage participation by disabled people and,
• take steps to meet disabled people’s needs, even if this requires more favourable treatment.
Starting with just one Phototrail from the network you manage could help you understand more about accessibility in the countryside and the way you can help everyone enjoy it. Adding Phototrails can help you understand and manage your access network and, allow visitors of all abilities to have choices about where they go to enjoy the countryside.
If you would like to see your walks and trails available on Phototrails then please contact Fieldfare to learn more about the options we have to make that process an easy, efficient and manageable one. You can see an illustration of our services – Phototrail Services
Individuals are able to upload up to 5 of their own favourite trails without any charge being incurred, these must not be for an organisation for whom they work or volunteer. Accepting and agreeing to these terms is a condition of progressing to registering as a Phototrails Surveyor. If any individual wishes to upload more than 5 trails then contacting us to explain the circumstances may make this possible.