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 cost effective way to immediately improve your service to people with disabilities. Even if you can’t afford to physically improve many of your paths having your trails hosted on our website will 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 users wanting to go for a walk in the countryside. It is now also free to organisations wishing to use Phototrails as one of the means of meeting their duties towards disabled people.
The Equality Act 2010 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.
Surveying and adding Phototrails to the database 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 you are responsible for.
If you would like to see your walks and trails available on Phototrails then just go to Add Trail to start up-loading your trails.
If you have a number of staff and perhaps volunteers who will be up-loading Phototrails of your walks you may like to have Editorial status whereby you can coordinate and collate trails they have surveyed and up-loaded. Just get in touch with us for details.