Feb 27

Disability Access Day 2020

Matthew

Disabled Access Day began in 2015 as a day to celebrate good access and to create opportunities for people to try something new. 2020 Disabled Access Day is 16 March, and like previous years, the day will be about highlighting the amazing access that already exists in places, such as touch tours, relaxed performances, sensory experiences, level access, and a warm welcome for all.

Disabled Access Day is sponsored by Euan’s Guide: a listing and review site that helps disabled people, their friends and families know which venues that are accessible.

The day began when founder Paul Ralph visited an open day event at the Lothian Bus depot, in his hometown of Edinburgh. He had known that Lothian Buses were wheelchair accessible, but had yet to try for himself. The open day let him explore the disabled access on a double decker bus, and to gain the knowledge he had access to all buses, and greater freedom for travel.

The experience became an idea that there should be many more opportunities for disabled people to see and try things that they hadn’t done before. The day focuses on ‘try something new’ experiences and opportunities, that would otherwise be difficult to arrange.

Many places up and down the country will be having their own disabled access events, such as St. Paul’s Cathedral, which will have touch tours and BSL signed tours throughout the day for the disabled and their families. The Disability Access Day website is currently holding a survey to find what experiences people would like to explore.

If you’re looking to have increased access in your bathroom, then get in touch today to find out more about our easy access showers and disability baths.

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