Accessibility

We are committed to providing the very best of service in all areas. We also take accessibility seriously and SPORTSCO ensures accessibility in the following key areas:

Building Exterior

  • 4 disabled parking spaces are provided opposite main entrance
  • Access ramp to main entrance
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance to footpath from main car park
  • Exterior lighting provided

Reception area

  • Automated doors at main entrance
  • Lowered reception desk to facilitate communication
  • Recessed area for comfort when filling in documentation
  • Disabled toilet facilities in reception foyer
  • Lift access from reception foyer to first floor
  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance through turnstiles
  • Portable induction loop provided
  • Brightly lit area for clarity of vision

Changing areas

  • Disabled changing area within family changing room
  • 2 wet seats, one of which is portable
  • Wheelchair-accessible lockers are provided

Pool area

  • Pool hoist available
  • Hand rails fitted between changing rooms and pool deck
  • Spectator area is wheelchair accessible

Gym area

  • Wheelchair-accessible entrance
  • A variety of wheelchair-accessible equipment is provided
  • Technogym upper-body ergometer
  • LifeFitness cable pulley station
  • Variety of visually-impaired accessible equipment
  • Cybex Arc-Trainer (yellow foot-pedals and hand-grips)
  • Technogym upper-body ergometer (yellow adjustment levers)
  • All resistance equipment (Cybex - Eagle Range) have colour-coded adjustment knobs for visually-impaired individuals
  • Brightly lit area for clarity of vision
  • Clear colour-coded boundaries between cardio and resistance areas

General

All SPORTSCO staff complete disability awareness training on a regular basis.

Special Olympics

The 2009 Leinster Region Special Olympics were held in SPORTSCO, and other Special Olympics groups train here on a regular basis. Other special needs groups also currently use the facility.