FarmED Accessibility Statement

FarmED is committed to providing an experience that is accessible, both physically and virtually, to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance or ability.

 

Getting Here

FarmED, Honeydale Farm, Station Road, Shipton-under-Wychwood, OX7 6BJ 

 

Public Transport 

Kingham and Charlbury train stations are located a few miles from FarmED. Direct trains run regularly from London Paddington and Oxford, and from Worcester and Hereford, with links to all major cities. We are happy to pick you up and return you to the station, please arrange this with us in advance. 

 

Taxi 

Kingham Taxis - 07565 521833

Charlbury Taxis - 07855 806102 

 

Driving 

FarmED is located roughly halfway between Chipping Norton and Shipton-under-Wychwood on the A361. 

 

For those who wish to arrive on foot, the ancient Oxfordshire Way passes directly across the top of the farm. There is plenty of room on-site to securely store bikes for cyclists. 

 

Arrival

The farm drive is suitable for all vehicles, including minibuses and coaches. Visitors can park within a short walking distance from the buildings. For larger events, visitors may be asked to park slightly further from the entrance. There are two designated disabled parking spaces adjacent to the main building entrance. 
 

Flooring

The FarmED buildings are fitted with polished concrete flooring inside and are surrounded by hardstanding paving slabs. The courtyard between the buildings is grass with a connecting paved pathway. The entrance ways have a large doormat flush to the floor to absorb any water when wet, and the toilet floors are linoleum. Wide side doors can be opened to assist wheelchair access. There are no steps in or around any of the buildings. There is a small, wheelchair friendly ramp up onto the speakers stage in the Conference Barn. 

 

Emergency Lighting

The FarmED buildings are fitted with emergency lighting in all areas which will allow visitors to safely exit the buildings in the event of a power outage.

 

Toilets and Shower

There are two accessible toilets on site, one in each building, plus a walk in shower room. There are baby changing facilities on site. 

 

The Farm

The majority of the surfaces around the farm itself are uneven and sloped underfoot, which can become slippery and icy under certain weather conditions. FarmED has created designated pathways around the farm which try to offer the most comfortable route possible to explore the farm. In addition to this, the FarmED team can provide motorised transport between fields and points of interest. In certain circumstances movement around the farm may not be possible,  therefore we have ensured that most features can be viewed and ‘virtually’ toured from the warmth of the FarmED buildings or online, utilising aerial imagery from our in-house drone.

 

Assistance dogs

Assistance dogs are welcome in the buildings and around the farm.  Water bowls are provided. As we have livestock on the farm we don’t usually allow pet dogs onto the farm. 

 

Biosecurity

We have boot wash and dip facilities near the Conference Barn and farm yard. 
 

Website Accessibility

FarmED is committed to providing a website that is accessible to the widest possible audience, regardless of circumstance and ability. 

 

We are actively working to increase the accessibility and usability of our website and in doing so adhere as closely as possible to the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.0, Level AA), published by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). 

 

Whilst FarmED strives to adhere to the accepted guidelines and standards for accessibility and usability, it is not always possible to do so in all areas of the website. We are continually seeking out solutions that will bring all areas of the site up to the same level of overall web accessibility.

 

Event Recordings and Online Knowledge Exchange

If you can not physically attend an event we have the capability to record and live stream. We can set up virtual meetings with video and audio. We. are also developing online learning content and a knowledge exchange hub for 24hour global access.

 

The FarmED Bursary

We want everyone, including the most disadvantaged in our community, to feel welcome and to engage with our programme of events, courses and learning activities.

If funding is a real barrier to you, please get in touch. We have a small bursary pot which we can use to help fund or part fund core fees and other expenses for those that will benefit most.

To apply for financial help please complete the FarmED Bursary form providing as much detail as possible. If you are struggling with the form you can also phone us for help.  Your details will be held confidentially following GDPR guidelines.

We will consider each approach for financial help without prejudice.  Bursaries may be in the form of free or discounted places/tickets for an event or course, and/or a cash award to help with expenses (travel, accommodation etc). 
 

Contact:

Designated Lead For Accessibility

Name: Jonathan Brunyee

Job role: FarmED Manager

Email: jonathan@farm-ed.co.uk

Mobile: 07958 262113

 

This policy statement came into force on: 1/10/2019

This policy statement and accompanying procedures were last reviewed on: 11/6/2020

 

If you have any comments of suggestions relating to improving accessibility of our site, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Cotswold Seeds Ltd

FarmED: Farm & Food Education

Cotswold Seeds Ltd has been supported by the Cotswolds LEADER Programme towards the construction of the education building. It is part funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development.

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