Heritage Ability
Making heritage destinations in the South West more accessible for disabled people and Deaf people (who use British Sign Language).

Heritage Ability is a Heritage Lottery Funded project working to improve accessibility and inclusivity at 20+ heritage destinations across the South West, including historic houses, museums, country parks and many more unique places.

From 2017 to 2020, the project will create a range of accessible solutions for these places, including BSL videos, visual guides, large print and Easy Read interpretation. Staff and volunteers will also be advised on how to improve their access information, and will also receive Disability and Deaf Awareness Training delivered by trainers with lived experience. Many of the outdoor destinations will also benefit from an all-terrain mobility scooter (Tramper), helping people with limited mobility access South West beauty spots.


For full details about this project, click here to go to the Heritage Ability website.

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Contact the Heritage Ability team:

Telephone: 01392 459 222
Text / Glide (video message): 0795 851 7919
Email: heritageability@livingoptions.org


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About Us

Living Options Devon is a well respected user-led organisation which works to ensure that people with disabilities and Deaf people can live the life they choose. Set up in 1990 LOD is a registered charity (Charity N0. 1102489) and a company limited by guarantee (No. 4925281). Based in Exeter and Barnstaple, our charitable aims mean we we can offer services across the South West and share good practice throughout the UK. Being led and run by people with disabilities and Deaf people ensures LOD has first hand knowledge and understanding of the issues facing service users and so is very well placed to increase the influence and voice of Deaf and disabled people. We do this by providing education, training and services which enable people to live the lives they choose.

We are happy to provide all information about Living Options Devon and its projects in alternative formats by request. Please contact us using the details above.

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There are a number of ways you can contact us:

By telephone: 01392 459222

By email: info@livingoptions.org

By SMS: 07856 426940

By post: Living Options Devon, Ground Floor Units 3-4, Cranmere Court, Lustleigh Close, Matford Business Park, Exeter EX2 8PW