The National Accessible Scheme (NAS) is a national scheme which helps you find accommodation to suit your needs, independently assessed by trained assessors against demanding criteria. Assessed properties will have facilities such as handrails, ramps, level-access showers, hearing loops and colour contrast. Using the NAS could help make the difference between a good holiday and a perfect one! If you have particular mobility, visual or hearing needs look out for our National Accessible Scheme. A list of our NAS logos and explanations are shown below.
The ratings are split into 3 categories for:
- Mobility impaired and older people
- Visually impaired and blind people
- Hearing impaired and deaf people
NAS on Open Britain
The Open Britain website lists all current NAS members with their ratings.
Holidays in the British Isles
The annual holiday guide book from Disability Rights UK (£12.99) features NAS rated accommodation.
9 Accessible logos
OLDER AND LESS MOBILE GUESTS
If you can climb a flight of stairs, but banisters or grip handles would make this easier, look out for this logo.
PART-TIME WHEELCHAIR USERS
If you have problems walking or can walk a maximum of 3 steps, or need to use a wheelchair some of the time, this logo applies to you.
INDEPENDENT WHEELCHAIR USERS
Similar to the international logo for independent wheelchair users. If you're a wheelchair user and travel independently, look out for this logo.
ASSISTED WHEELCHAIR USERS
If you're a wheelchair user and travel with a friend or family member who helps you with everyday tasks, this logo applies to you.
ACCESS EXCEPTIONAL LOGOS
Access Exceptional is awarded to establishments that meet the requirements of independent wheelchair users or assisted wheelchair users and also fulfill more demanding requirements.
VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND BLIND PEOPLE 1
If you have difficulty reading small print, are registered blind, have poor sight or a visual impairment, accommodation with this logo is suitable for you.
VISUALLY IMPAIRED AND BLIND PEOPLE 2
An exceptional level of facilities and services that would be suitable for anyone with a visual impairment from mild sight loss to having no sight at all.
HEARING IMPAIRED AND DEAF PEOPLE 1
If you have a slight hearing difficulty, are deaf, wear a hearing aid or have a hearing impairment, look out for accommodation displaying this logo.
HEARING IMPAIRED AND DEAF PEOPLE 2
An exceptional level of facilities and services that would be suitable for anyone with a hearing impairment from mild hearing loss to profound deafness.