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Visit the London Sea Life Aquarium

We are delighted to feature one of London’s top tourist attractions – The London Sea Life Aquarium – which is right in the heart of London’s SouthBank. The London Sea Life Aquarium brings the underwater world to the centre of London and is accessible to tourists and locals alike.
Directions of how to get to the London Sea Life Aquarium could not be easier than with Enabled City’s award-winning photo route maps. These easy to use maps show the way to the London Sea Life Aquarium from the nearest major transport hubs. Our maps are just right forthose who find it difficult to read traditional maps.

Major attractions within the London Aquarium include the Shark Walk and the shark
reef encounter featuring around 16 real live sharks. You can even touch shark skin – if you are brave enough. The shark encounter lets you come face to face with some of the most awesome sharks from the Pacific and other oceans. Walk within feet of these highly specialised creatures through the glass walkway of the London Aquarium.
For those who are completely fearless, there is the opportunity to go snorkelling with sharks. You will be pleased to know that they haven’t lost any visitors yet!
If sharks are not your thing then the London Aquarium has many other great creatures from the depths and the shallows of the world’s oceans. Turtles, penguins, octopus and, of course, Nemo otherwise known as the clownfish who has a striking relationship with stinging anemonea can all be found at the London Aquarium. The delicate sea-horse is in stark contrast to the mighty crocodile yet the both inhabit the underwater oceans of the world.

Feeding times at the London Aquarium

Feeding times at the London aquarium are not to be missed. Check the precise schedule, but somthing is fed every day on the half hour between 11.30 and 16.30. Discover the feeding frenzy of some of the top line predators. Watch the piranhas devour everything which is put in front of them.
Whatever you do, don’t put your hands in the water!

How to get to the London Sea Life Aquarium

Finding your way to the London Aquarium couldn’t be easier with our Photoroute maps which show you the way from the nearest transport hubs. You can check the map out here. Very shortly you will be able to download directions of how to get to the London Aquarium onto your mobile phone. In association with the Greater London Authority, we have produced many maps of London’s Southbank and these can be found here.

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100 day countdown to the opening of the Paralympic Games

The 21st of May marks the 100 day countdown to the opening of the Paralympic Games, 12 momentous days where 150 nations will compete together.

In preparation, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has improved physical access and way finding to the South Bank’s wealth of heritage and arts venues dotted along the River Thames and South Bank.
The GLA commissioned Enabled City to provide Photo Routes along the South Bank enabling tourists and people with physical and learning disabilities to make informed access choices before travelling and support way finding.
We are grateful to support the GLA’s mission to:

“Improve Londoners’ lives by delivering changes that will make a real difference. Changes that make sure that London stay’s the best big city in the world”.

The South Bank is the home to Europe’s biggest arts venue and some of the UK’s best loved tourist attractions such as the London Eye and London SeaLife Aquarium.

The London Aquarium is close to accessible Westminster Underground station, Photo Route maps help people prepare for their journey by providing easy (step free) routes and removing navigation challenges by overlaying custom images taken along the journey at gps (global positioning system) accuracy to reassure people of their location at ever turn.
Photo Routes can be viewed online to help prepare, print them or view embedded versions. Phone apps will be available for June 2012.

Notes to editor:

Enabled City is the former trading name of Enabled London. Enabled London won a Visit London gold award in 2006 for our inclusive way finding solution which was then called Photo Access Maps/Enabled Maps.
In 2011 we created the map authoring toolkit and renamed Enabled Maps to Photo Route.

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Casting to feature in SeeAbility’s next film

We’re casting for people with learning disabilities to feature in SeeAbility’s next film, here’s the brief…

SeeAbility’s purpose is to encourage people who are blind or partially sighted and have other multiple disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life.
We’ve been working with SeeAbility to produce short films concerning eye health and eye care for people with learning disabilities.

Enabled City helped find people with learning disabilities who featured in the films, all people are paid for their time to attended interviews and those featured in films. You can see the 10 Times More Likely at the top of this post.

We are now working on 2 larger films with SeeAbility and looking for 2 new people with learning disabilities to feature in these films.
Candidates having acting or drama experience would be beneficial not crucial, being able to take direction is most important.

People with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have eye health issues, again having experience of eye health is beneficial but not crucial.

Candidates would need to:

  • email a simple 1 page cv with picture to us, from the cv’s received we’ll invite people to an interview
  • be available for a 10 minute interview where we’ll ask candidates to be filmed to act a scene.
  • people will be paid £20 for their time to come to auditions.
  • be available for filming this summer (June/July) and consent for SeeAbility to use all footage to promote the work of their charity.

The 2 roles are for people able to look between 40 and 50 years old:

  • a person preferably from Caribbean background (but not essential), filming to last for approximately 2 or 3 days.
  • a person either having or able to act having more complex needs, its a non-verbal role, they are not required to speak in film, having a visual impairment would be advantageous. Filming will last for approximately 1 day (or 2 half days).

Enabled City was formerly know as Enabled London, here’s a testimonial of our work with SeeAbility.

For any further information please contact us, we look forward to hearing from you.