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Event Information:

  • Sat
    12
    Mar
    2016

    Disabled Access Day

    Anywhere & everywhere!

    The first Disabled Access Day took place on 17th January 2015, an amazing 261 venues took part across 11 countries. Following on from the success of last year we are arranging the second event which will take place on 12th March 2016 and we hope it will be even bigger and better!

    Disabled Access Day came about after Paul Ralph, a power chair user and Euan's Guide supporter, went to a ‘try it out day’ at his local bus company: 

    “Prior to this, I had not used the bus network in my hometown because I was unsure how the ramp operated, how ticketing worked and if my power chair would fit. 

    I attended a demonstration organised by the local bus company with the opportunity to explore a stationary bus. Extra staff were on hand to explain the process of getting on and off safely. There was ample time to become more familiar with the layout of the bus and with what you need to know as a wheelchair using passenger.

    I’m now a frequent bus user.

    Chatting with friends, I thought how great it would be if there were similar initiatives, including some more informal events, happening across the country on one specific day. The idea of encouraging disabled people to also try something new that day appeared and out of it came the idea of Disabled Access Day.”

     

    http://www.disabledaccessday.com

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