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21 October 2020

Changing Places going for gold at Olympics

Newe Changing Places toiletDesigns for the 2012 Olympic Park promise to be the most accessible yet – featuring Changing Places toilets in every venue.

As part of its Inclusive Design Strategy, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced that it will include accessible Changing Places toilets in each of the Olympic Park’s venues.

For thousands of people – including 40,000 people with profound and multiple learning disabilities – standard accessible toilets do not meet their needs. Changing Places toilets provide a height adjustable changing bench, a hoist system and plenty of space.

Margaret Hickish, principle access officer for the ODA said: "We have published our Inclusive Design Strategy which sets out the framework for how the Olympic Park will be designed and constructed to be inclusive for people of all cultures, faiths and ages, and accessible to disabled people. As part of this commitment, we will have accessible Changing Places toilets in every venue, both front and back of house."

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