Reports and Reviews
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Disabled Access Day 2017: The Review
In March 2017, we celebrated the third Disabled Access Day with events up and down the country and beyond. People and places came together to celebrate great access and inclusion by putting on events, opening their doors and offering a warm welcome. Asked what I felt about Disabled Access Day 2017, I struggled to find the words to sum up so much activity, excitement and fun.
"This year saw more people out and about than previous years and more venues, places and organisations lending their support. When Disabled Access Day started in 2015 I would never have imagined how a simple idea could turn into such a meaningful opportunity for people to try something new.
So many stories, so many photos, so many lives touched! Just how it should be... People can laugh, smile, enjoy... be part of something meaningful, be part of the creation of a legacy for change. That is very much the spirit of Disabled Access Day.
From the excitement of hearing about Lily-May and her first meeting with a horse, through to the nautical activities of Belfast Lough Sailability, and the amazing drumming workshop in Whitstable, there were so many things to do, try, to see or simply soak up the atmosphere. Too many to mention them all! I hope this review will offer people a glimpse of the range, diversity and excitement that Disabled Access Day 2017 offered and hope that people, places and organisations can come together again to celebrate Disabled Access Day in March 2019."
Paul Ralph, Founder, Disabled Access Day.
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Disabled Access Day Report 2016
Following on from the first ever Disabled Access Day on 17th January 2015, the second event took place on 12th March 2016 and more than quadrupled in size. It surpassed all of our expectations in terms of both visitor and venue numbers - it was a fantastic day!
- Click here to download the PDF version of the 2016 Impact Report.
- Click here to download the word version of the 2016 Impact Report.
Disabled Access Day Report 2015
The first ever Disabled Access Day happened on the 17th January 2015, initiated by a group of disabled people and their friends and sponsored by Euan’s Guide. The day ended up being a lot bigger than initial expectations!
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