Disabled Access Day is a day to celebrate good access and to create opportunities for people to try something new. It all started back in 2014 with powerchair user Paul Ralph. Although he knew that his hometown buses were wheelchair accessible, he hadn’t tried them out for himself. Also, he didn’t know if he could even use the buses with his own powerchair. So, he went to an open day event at the local bus depot where he was invited to test the wheelchair access for himself and everything worked beautifully.
This experience led to an idea that there should be many more opportunities for disabled people who see new things they would like to try but aren’t quite sure how they’d manage.
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Disabled Access Day 2019 takes place on Saturday 16th March.