Warrington Disability Partnership

Disabled Access Day 12th March 2016 and there's more

Disabled Access Day is on Saturday the 12th March. But though the day itself is important there is a lot more happening on the access front.

Disabled Access Day on 12th March is a great way to shout about the importance of good access. What exactly is good access? How do you find out where the top notch accessible venues are? Well having a "day" named after you helps raise awareness and highlight those who are doing it the right way. Importantly you can get involved too.

But there is more

Read all about the brilliant new campaign led by our friends at Tourism for All. "Tourism is for everybody" really is all that we needed to give another huge push to the notion that good access is not just about disabled people. It is in fact about the bottom line, dare we say profit, for every business involved in tourism and events. It is about getting public buildings properly accessible to all. It is about dignity and respect. This campaign is a superb example of how we can all get involved to promote why accessibility is not a "disabled issue" it is a right, and one that just makes good business sense whichever way you look at.

For more information

Disabled Access Day website:
www.disabledaccessday.com

Tourism is for everybody website:
www.tourismisforeverybody.org

About the author

Mark Wilson was a trustee on the WDP Board for five years, and a social media management lead until 1st May 2017. Mark's personal blogging website, The Blue Badge Blog, covers a wide range of disability issues, particularly accessible travel.

11th March 2016