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Accessibility

Oriel Davies welcomes all and is fully accessible by wheelchair. Staff are happy to help visitors and to answer queries on the exhibitions and the building. Please contact the Gallery in advance if you have specific support requirements and we will do all we can to meet them. We endeavour to be as accessible as we can and welcome any comments and feedback to this end.

Access to the building

The galleries, café, shop, education spaces, meeting room and all facilities are on one floor with level wheelchair access. Access to the building is through two entrances which both have wide electronically activated doors. The entrance on the park side has ramped/level wheelchair access. There are two blue badge holder spaces to the side of the gallery, located 10 metres from this entrance, reached by an access road beside the bus station. The main Newtown public car park and bus station are immediately adjacent to the gallery. Access on this side of the building is by a flight of 16 stairs. Alternatively, from this side, there is ramped access around each side of the gallery to the park side entrance.

Wheelchair accessible taxis

For wheelchair accessible taxis, please ring Dial-a-Ride on 01686 622566 who normally require 24 hours notice.

Accessible toilet and baby changing facilities

The unisex accessible toilet and baby changing facility has level access and is located just off the reception area. There is an emergency alarm in the accessible toilet should you require assistance from a member of staff.

Guide Dogs

Guide dogs and hearing dogs are welcome in all areas of Oriel Davies Gallery. Staff are happy to provide drinking water for your dog. Please ask at reception.

Interpretative material

Oriel Davies provides a range of interpretative material including information panels, labels and leaflets, many of which are bi-lingual Welsh and English. Oriel Davies’ ‘What’s On' guide, which details exhibitions, courses, workshops, news and general Gallery information is available in large print text form from reception or can be sent via email as a word document. Magnifiers are available at the Gallery reception.

Induction Loop system

An induction loop is installed in the shop and can be made available for talks and events. Please contact the Gallery a week in advance if you would like to book this facility.

Website

Accessibility Statement for Oriel Davies Gallery

Oriel Davies Gallery is committed to ensuring digital accessibility for people with disabilities. We are continually improving the user experience for everyone, and applying the relevant accessibility standards.

Measures to support accessibility

Oriel Davies Gallery takes the following measures to ensure accessibility of Oriel Davies Gallery:

  • Include accessibility throughout our internal policies.

Conformance status

The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) defines requirements for designers and developers to improve accessibility for people with disabilities. It defines three levels of conformance: Level A, Level AA, and Level AAA. Oriel Davies Gallery is partially conformant with WCAG 2.0 level AA. Partially conformant means that some parts of the content do not fully conform to the accessibility standard.

Additional accessibility considerations

This website has been designed with reference to The Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines. The Oriel Davies website strives to be perceivable, operable, understandable and robust . For further information visit the RNIB Web Access Centre

Feedback

We welcome your feedback on the accessibility of Oriel Davies Gallery. Please let us know if you encounter accessibility barriers on Oriel Davies Gallery:

  • E-mail: desk@orieldavies.org
  • Visitor address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, UK, SY16 2NZ
  • Postal address: The Park, Newtown, Powys, UK, SY16 2NZ

We try to respond to feedback within 3 Business Days.

Technical specifications

Accessibility of Oriel Davies Gallery relies on the following technologies to work with the particular combination of web browser and any assistive technologies or plugins installed on your computer:

  • HTML
  • CSS
  • JavaScript

These technologies are relied upon for conformance with the accessibility standards used.

Limitations and alternatives

Despite our best efforts to ensure accessibility of Oriel Davies Gallery, there may be some limitations. Below is a description of known limitations, and potential solutions. Please contact us if you observe an issue not listed below.

Known limitations for Oriel Davies Gallery:

  1. Third Party: Third party elements such as YouTube Videos may not meet our own accessibility requirements. because We cannot ensure the conformance of third party material.. We will ensure that all content produced by Oriel Davies Gallery conforms to our standards.. .

Assessment approach

Oriel Davies Gallery assessed the accessibility of Oriel Davies Gallery by the following approaches:

  • Self-evaluation

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