The Senedd

The Senedd

Visitors with Autism

Published 01/09/2020   |   Last Updated 02/12/2020   |   Reading Time minutes

We are committed to promoting equality and improving accessibility to everybody, across each of the protected characteristics as defined in the Equality Act 2010. Our vision is to be a leading organisation in our commitment to promoting equality and improving accessibility to everybody.
Part of this commitment is ensuring that our buildings are accessible to visitors with autism and that our staff have been trained to welcome them.

This section has been developed to provide information to visitors with autism. We will continue to review, update and improve services to enhance the visitor experience to our estate.

Our estate includes the Senedd, Tŷ Hywel and the Pierhead in Cardiff Bay. Information for visitors with autism is available below on each of these buildings.

Information on how to get to the Senedd is available here: How to get to us.

Information on opening times and when Senedd business is happening is available here:

 

Sensory issues across our estate

There are sensory issues that some visitors with  autism  should be aware of before visiting the Senedd. Some visitors may be hypersensitive to lighting, sounds, smells and touch.

Information on the sensory issues that visitors may encounter:  

Sensory issues across our estate

Sensory issues across our estate (easy read version)

 

Senedd Fire Alarm

The fire alarm is tested on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at around 8.45. If you hear the fire alarm at any other time, a member of staff will tell you what to do and where to go. Click the play button below to listen to the sound of the fire alarm.

 

Senedd Plenary Bell

When Plenary takes place on a Tuesday and Wednesday you can expect to hear the noise of the Call to Plenary bell at 13.20 and 13.25 to call Members to the Siambr to vote. If you are hyper sensitive to sound you may wish to plan your visit to avoid the Call to Plenary bell. Click the play button below to listen to the sound of the Call to Plenary bell.

 

Pierhead Fire Alarm

The fire alarm is tested every Monday morning at 9.30, before visitors are allowed into the building. If the fire alarm sounds at any other time a member of staff will instruct you what to do. Click the play button below to listen to the sound of the fire alarm.

 

Tŷ Hywel Fire Alarm

The fire alarm is tested every Monday morning at 9.00. If the fire alarm sounds at any other time a member of staff will instruct you what to do. I you are hyper sensitive to sound you may wish to plan your visit to avoid the fire alarm test. Click the play button below to listen to the sound of the Fire Alarm.

Tŷ Hywel Plenary Bell

When Plenary takes place on a Tuesday and Wednesday you can expect to hear the noise of the Call to Plenary bell at 13.20 and 13.25 to call Members to the Siambr to vote. If you are hyper sensitive to sound you may may wish to plan your visit to avoid the Call to Plenary bell. Click the play button below to listen to the sound of the Call to Plenary bell.

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