Accessibility  

Heritage Trust Network Conference 2021

We want everyone to be able to take part in our conference fully and comfortably. Please find information below on accessibility. 

Any queries at all, please contact sarah.pearce@heritagetrustnetwork.org.uk 

Day 1 – Online

Our online event will be hosted on the Zoom Webinar platform and we will use Otter.ai to produce a live transcript that attendees can access.

All presentations will be recorded and the recordings will be made available afterwards with subtitles and a downloadable transcript.

Day 2 – Draper’s Hall, Coventry

Our in-person event on the 19th November will take place in the Grade II* Listed Draper’s Hall. The building will have newly re-opened after a major renovation just in time for our conference. As part of the renovation, the building will now have a lift that can take attendees from the ground to the first floor. There are accessible toilets on both the ground floor and the first floor. There are three steps required for access to the two meeting rooms on the lower level, these rooms will be used for 1-2-1 sessions and can easily be relocated as needed. Otherwise, all rooms are accessible for wheelchair users.

There is an induction loop throughout the building.
Assistance dogs are welcome.

We will be seating area set aside on the ground floor, near the lift access, as a quiet area where attendees can rest at any time during the event. It will have comfortable chairs and is open to everyone to use.

You can find information about Changing Places facilities in the local area here.

Car Parking is available on Grove Street
There is no car parking on the site. The nearest car park is Grove Street car park (CV1 5AG) which is located underneath the ring road. For further information please see https://www.coventry.gov.uk/directory_record/11435/grove_st.

Sat Nav Destination: CV1 5RN

What3Words location: https://w3w.co/bared.learns.type

On Bayley Lane there are many cobbled pathways and limited dropped kerbs. There are two Blue Badge parking bays on Bayley Lane. More information here.

Coventry also has a Park and Ride Service with parking at Kenilworth Road car park at War Memorial park, where “Buses are fully accessible and have low floors.” View the full information here.

Day 3 – Walking tours and building visits around Coventry

We will be hosting a variety of walking tours and building visits on Saturday 20th November and hope that anyone who wishes to take part will be able to. Below there is further information on each tour, please get in touch to discuss your access requirements so that we can make arrangements.

Morning, 10 am:

  • City of Culture Tour – outside walking tour, city centre.
  • City Centre Heritage Regeneration Tour, Historic Coventry Trust – outside walking tour and historic building visits, city centre. The tour will visit some buildings that do not have step-free access.
  • Weaver’s House, Spon End – Historic Building visit, accessible toilet available, small internal spaces, limited access for wheelchairs. Outside (West) of city centre. The Weaver’s House interpretation centre has step-free access via a portable ramp but access to the rest of the site is constrained.

Lunch venue: Coventry Transport Museum

Afternoon, 1.30pm:

  • Charterhouse and London Road Cemetery Tour, Historic Coventry Trust – outside walking tour and historic building visits, outside (East) of city centre. Work to allow step free access to the upper floors of the Charterhouse has not been completed yet.
  • Twentieth Century Coventry Tour, Modernist and post-war architecture tour with The 20th Century Society, outside walking tour, city centre.
  • Weaver’s House, Spon End – Historic Building visit, accessible toilet available, small internal spaces, limited access for wheelchairs. Outside (West) of city centre. The Weaver’s House interpretation centre has step-free access via a portable ramp but access to the rest of the site is constrained.