Disabled Access Day on 16 March

 

A photograph of the working group of Disabled Access Day in Eastbourne with the local MP
A photograph of the working group of Disabled Access Day in Eastbourne with the local MP

On Saturday, 16 march 2019 Inclusive Eastbourne will be joining together with Eastbourne  Access Group and a number of other organisations to celebrate Disabled Access Day.  The aim is to celebrate good disabled access where it exists and to create opportunities for people to try something new.

Disabled Access Day was founded in 2015 by Paul Ralph and supported by Euan and the team at Euan’s Guide. As a power chair user, Paul knew his local bus services in Edinburgh were wheelchair accessible but he had never tried them out for himself so didn’t know if he could use the buses with his own chair. In the summer of 2014 he went to an Open day event at the Lothian bus depot where he was invited to try out the wheelchair access on a double decker bus.

This experience became an idea that there should be more opportunities like this out there for disabled people who see things they would like to try but aren’t quite sure how they’d get on. A series of focussed ‘try something new’ events and opportunities that otherwise wouldn’t be so easy to arrange.

Inclusive Eastbourne has been working hard with other organisations to plan this year’s Disabled Access Day in Eastbourne.  Together they have organised a number of display zones at The Beacon Centre in Eastbourne Town Centre

 

Eastbourne Disabled Access Day

“You and somewhere new”

10:00am to 4:00pm

The Beacon Centre, Eastbourne

Explore our display zones

  • Keeping Active
  • Getting Around
  • Local Support
  • Health and Wellbeing
The front page of a flyer about Disabled Access Day 2019
The front page of a flyer about Disabled Access Day 2019
The back page of a flyer about Disabled Access Day 2019
The back page of a flyer about Disabled Access Day 2019

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