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Artsline - Disability Access Information Service

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Artsline is a disabled led Charity established in 1981 to promote access for disabled people to arts and entertainment venues promoting the clear message that access equals inclusion. Initially this was achieved by campaigning with other disability arts organisation.

Artsline set about this task by establishing an access team to visit venues, validate what access was in place and where improvements needed to made to achieve the best possible access advice the venue on how this might be achieved. This information was then published in paper-based guides, in Braille where asked for and these guides were free on request. This was made possible by the generous financial support of a number of banks and charities.

However following the electronic revolution which has taken place over the last decade, Artsline has met this challenge by setting up an online website of approved accessible arts and entertainment venues and the website has recently undergone a transformation into our current interactive online database which will help us to meet and improve our service to our users in Greater London, the UK and visitors from overseas, the latter of which has consistently grown to over 10,000 unique users from around the world each month.

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