Meet the team

Paul Meet The TeamPaul Ralph

Disabled Access Day Founder

Explorer, techie and pottery collector always on the lookout for new gadgets to play with.

Paul's experiences of wanting to try something new but in a safe, welcoming and fun way were the catalyst for Disabled Access Day. The idea came after he wanted to try a bus, but not in the rush hour or on a regular service, without a rush and with time to get the feel for how it worked. The local bus company had a try a bus day, he tried the bus and afterwards he became a regular bus user. He then chatted with friends about creating similar opportunities, in varying settings ... and hence the idea of Disabled Access Day was born!

Contact: takepart@disabledaccessday.com

Euan Meet The TeamEuan MacDonald

Euan’s Guide Founder & Disabled Access Day supporter

Rugby fan and whisky enthusiast always on the lookout for new adventures.

Euan is the Founder of Euan’s Guide, the disabled access review website and app. Euan's Guide powers Disabled Access Day. Euan loves to travel and is always on the lookout for new places to go. So Disabled Access Day was a perfect opportunity to work with venues listed on Euan’s Guide and encourage them to promote their accessibility while inspiring other venues to see the value in being accessible.

Contact: takepart@disabledaccessday.com

Ryan McMullan Disabled Access Day Co-ordinator            Ryan meet the team (2)

Avid gig-goer and record collector keeps everyone in check in the Disabled Access Day office.

The true Disabled Access Day admin and communications guru, Ryan will be the person who always knows who is taking part and what is going on.  A lover of Hitchcock films and creating Edinburgh landscapes, he knows plenty about event management, art and design tools and possible funding avenues as a Director of Inclusion Scotland, and we’re so excited to invite him onto the team! 

Contact: ryan.mcmullan@disabledaccessday.com

 

Lisa Meet the TeamLisa Edwards

Disabled Access Day Partnerships Manager

Lover of Border Collies, Kettle Chips and Prosecco getting the best contacts for 2017.

When working with Sophia Warner in 2014, Lisa had her eyes opened to the world of disability, and is now passionate about making sure there are more opportunities for people to take part in sport for fun.   As the person responsible for the full operational delivery of Para Tri, the UK’s first mass participation sport event dedicated to disabled people, Lisa knows exactly what she’s talking about when it comes to building rapport and partnerships.  She even secured broadcast coverage with ITV! Lisa will be based in London, concentrating on building relationships with Corporate Partners & larger charities.

Contact: lisa.edwards@disabledaccessday.com

Emily Meet The TeamEmily Yates

Disabled Access Day Marketing and Media

Pink Hair and Travel Enthusiast ready for the Disabled Access Day journey!

A Yorkshire girl now living in Glasgow, Emily will be writing content for the Disabled Access Day website and for partner publications, as well as getting involved with social media and the press side of things.  With experiences of the media as a presenter for BBC3 and travel writer for Lonely Planet, Emily will also attend and plan events and organise workshops to promote Disabled Access Day and venue engagement.

Contact: emily.yates@disabledaccessday.com