Fully accessible shop opens in Guernsey

Ron Short Centre inside
The shop has been made to accommodate all disabilities

A new fully accessible shop has opened in Guernsey.

The Ron Short Centre, run by a local charity, has been redesigned into a retail facility which is accessible for, and run by, people with disabilities.

Les Banks, social enterprise manager of the centre, said the shop had been made to accommodate all disabilities.

He said: "The background displays are very plain because that allows us to highlight the product, and that helps people with restricted eyesight."

He added: "Retail parlance - eyeline in buy line, so we've actually dropped that 50cm (20ins) so there are much lower-level displays

"Our counter area has been designed at split level, so it is suitable for people with wheelchairs, as well as people who are fully able."

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