Are you a small venue and fancy doing something for Disabled Access Day?
Often we are contacted by venues who are keen to take part in the day but aren’t quite sure what to do, perhaps don’t have the staff or are maybe doing other things on the day.
Paul Ralph, founder of Disabled Access Day, was asked how he would respond to these folks who wanted to do something but weren’t too sure how.
“For me, and many other people, the spirit of Disabled Access Day is to celebrate what you are doing and what you can do. It’s about opening your doors and offering a warm welcome and showcasing your work.
You may not be able to put on a specific event or may already be doing other things. That said, I want you to know that it is a great feeling when you arrive somewhere and someone says ‘hello and welcome’.
It could be that for Disabled Access Day you simply do what you normally do but make a point of highlighting that it is Disabled Access Day and you are proud of the work that you are doing.
Open your doors and welcome disabled people with their friends and family and take the time to explain what you do and how accessible it is. Your visitors can then enjoy your venue just as other visitors do.
The most important thing is that you and your visitors enjoy Disabled Access Day!”