Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles
Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles (IHL) are a sports and leisure provider with a number of leisure centres across Wigan and the surrounding areas. In doing exactly what their name suggests, the IHL team work hard to share the values of innovation, enrichment and collaboration to make sure that as many people in their catchment areas as possible can benefit from their programmes. All the more reason to enlist the services of Access Social to do this.
What our client needed:
Many people can feel intimidated when it comes to visiting a new leisure centre for the first time, and so with all of the different activities going on in multiple places and spaces around the site, producing a virtual tour that navigated the layout of the facilities was key. The tour would also be a great showcase of the number and range of different activities available on site for booking, trying and enjoying.
With many schools choosing to make use of the facilities at the leisure centre, having a virtual tour to share with them would make for a quick and simple risk assessment to be completed, without any need to take up further time or add paperwork to the teachers’ already busy workloads. It was also believed that the offering of a virtual tour would be of great use and benefit to anyone visiting the centre who presented access limitations or additional needs.
What we did to help:
We were able to produce a range of virtual tours for the IHL sites, and did this by working alongside the staff team and existing visitors to show ‘first person’ accounts of activities in session, including use of the climbing wall and skate parks. This added a really valuable and fun dimension to the tour, showcasing the actual activities rather than just a simple ‘lookaround’ of the facilities they took place within.
In addition to the video production, we created easy to read supporting documents to help communicate specific access information to those with additional needs or impairments.