In shiny new millennium attractions such as @Bristol or the Discovery Centre in Glasgow, access for all is a given. But when it comes to historic buildings, teachers planning outings for wheelchair-bound pupils can find their choice restricted.
But the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust has recruited the Virtual Experience Company to open Stratford-upon-Avon to peole with disabilities by introducing virtual visits. At computer terminals on the ground floor of the birthplace house (one of five Stratford venues managed by the trust) visitors can view the upper rooms and get a close-up of items on show.
For further details on visits to Shakespeare's Birthplace, tel: 01789 204016. website: www.shakespeare.org.uk