Are you an arts venue, music venue or theatre? Or in fact anywhere a fat person might want to take a seat? Then this is the page for you. Below you can find the information we're looking to collate, as well as how you can make things more accessible for fat people.
The first step is to update your website with accessibility information:
- The seat dimensions, width and depth.
- Whether the seats have arm rests, and if they do, whether those arm rests move.
- Which seats don't have neighboring seats.
- Any seating which might be more accessible and information on how these can be booked.
If it's possible to provide images of seating options or update your booking systems to reflect fat accessible seats, then that would be an incredible step towards making all bodies safe in your venues. Once you've added the information to your policy it would be great if you could contact us so we can update our records.
Secondly, take a look at how you can make your venue/business more accessible:
- Can you provide wider seating options?
- Can you remove or mark arm rests as moveable?
- If your seating is free standing, can you have a variety available?
- If you have booths, or seating without moveable arm rests - can you make this available on your seat selector or booking functionality?
- Check your toilet cubicles - is there room between the door opening and the toilet? Is there plenty of room or do sanitary bins or toilet roll holders make the width unusable?
- Think about movement around your business, are the walkways wide enough to accommodate people passing?
- Make sure your staff are trained to spot where issues may arise - consider whether the table/seating offered is appropriate for your customers. Train them in how to respond to requests for more accessible seating solutions.
If you have any questions about making your venue more accessible, please contact us as Info@TheFatFriendlySeat.co.uk.