Disabled Access Day 2016 returns to the UK and to locations worldwide this Saturday for a day of exploring accessible venues and discovering what’s out there. The annual event which is in its second year will take place on 12th March and hopes to encourage disabled people, their families and friends to choose new places to visit and to gain confidence in accessing unfamiliar venues that have piqued their curiosity.
London, 1st March 2016 - the German National Tourist Office for UK and Ireland (GNTO) is returning to Naidex this year – the only national tourist office to appear at the UK’s leading accessible lifestyle show. The GNTO, which can be found on stand L11, will once more be partnered by accessible travel specialists Runa Reisen and new for 2016, Germany’s biggest barrier-free hotel, Haus Rheinsberg, a superior 4 star hotel located in the beautiful surroundings of the Brandenburg lake district.
Research reveals a desire for a more active lifestyle and greater access to fitness facilities amongst disabled people.
94% of people believe more should be done to provide disabled people with equal access to fitness and leisure facilities, according to findings released today from a poll commissioned by the organisers of Parallel London - the world’s first fully inclusive mass-participation run. The poll also found that:
Blackpool Tower Joins Wobbly Wednesday celebrations
Once again Blackpool Tower will be lit up in blue to celebrate Wobbly Wednesday. Wednesday 4 November is the day when Nystagmus Network is leading an international campaign to raise awareness of the eye condition nystagmus
Tom Kirkman-Wood is 14 years old and has autism. On Friday 7th August, he will be doing a 12 hour Minecraft-Charity livestream to raise money for Ambitious about Autism, the leading national charity for children and young adults with autism. Tom’s Minecraft marathon will run from 8am to 8pm.