Like many cities, Dundee is trying to improve accessibility throughout the city. This UNESCO City of Design has a new V&A Dundee museum, two universities and fantastic attractions, making it one of the ‘must visit’ cities in the UK.
Virtual Inclusion have brought some of the key accessibility information across the city to help anyone gather the information they need to make their visit to the city as enjoyable as possible and help ensure an inclusive Dundee.
Disabled Parking Bays: The Traffic Regulation Order Map for Dundee, includes all Disabled Parking Bays and parking restrictions for all on-street parking areas.
Car Parks: Dundee City Council have created a visitor parking guide which provides information and a map of all car parks within Dundee. Click here to open visitor parking information.
Changing Places Toilets:
A Changing Places toilet provides sanitary accommodation for people with multiple and complex disabilities who have one or two assistants. Currently, there are 13 Changing Places toilets within Dundee. Please see Changing Places Toilet Map for all locations and important information, such as opening times and facilities.
Radar NKS key Scheme:
Buy a Radar NKS Key to access locked public toilets in shopping centres, pubs, cafés, bus stations, train stations and more. The scheme allows entitled parties to access over 10,000 locked disabled toilets in the UK.
Traveline Scotland provides timetables and journey planner for all bus, rail, coach, air and ferry services in Scotland, including Dundee. They are also open 24 hours by phone on 0871 200 22 33.
Many public transport operators, including buses, trains, planes and ferries recognise the Thistle Assistance card scheme. Thistle Assistance is an initiative to help you feel safer and more comfortable when using public transport. The card and app are free to use for anyone who needs it. Use the card for one journey or purpose, or use it every day: it’s adaptable and disposable.
Yell provide a list of taxi services in Dundee. Please check yourself to ensure taxi companies cater for your accessibility requirements.
Shopmobility is a scheme that loans out Mobility Scooters, Power Wheelchairs and Manual Wheelchairs to anyone with limited mobility, old or young who feel they need help or assistance to get around Dundee City Centre. They also offer long term loan of Manual wheelchairs. Please view the shopmobility website for further information.
Dundee Access Group: The primary aim of Dundee Access Group is to ensure that people with disabilities can enjoy as many of the facilities of Dundee as possible. They support all areas of accessibility within the city including providing feedback and support for planning application, access, ramps, disabled parking and many more areas.
VisitScotland is Scotland’s national tourism organisation. They are a source for industry-leading advice, opportunities and information on accommodation, attractions, activities, events, food & drink and shopping. The site also contains information on accessible holidays in Scotland and other travel advice.
Accessible Highlights Guide, produced by Euan’s Guide, provides a brief summary of accessibility at some of the best tourist attraction in the area.
Euan’s Guide Dundee Review: Disabled access review site, Euan’s Guide, have also produced a overview of some of Dundee keys places for accommodation, food & drink and entertainment. Be sure to check Euan’s Guide website for reviews of many more places.
AccessAble: AccessAble provide Access Guides for lots of different locations and businesses within Dundee and surrounding areas. They list access information for accommodation, restaurants, attractions, transport hubs and many other places.
V&A Dundee: The first V&A museum in the world outside London and the first ever dedicated design museum in Scotland, V&A Dundee welcomes you to the world of design and encourages you to explore how design creativity can be provocative, ingenious or simply breath-taking.