ASUK is very excited to announce that the next ASUK family gathering will take place in Birmingham on Saturday 19th October 2019. ASUK are beginning to plan a family event to bring us all together; for a day full of fun activities, information and updates, accessible product demonstrations and interactive workshops. This will be followed in the
Rail passengers using Birmingham New Street Station can now use a new assisted travel lounge which opened on the 10th June 2019. The lounge was provided by Network Rail as part of their ‘Railway Upgrade Plan’ and was designed with the guidance of Birmingham New Street’s accessibility forum, which includes people with disabilities, their carers
Biggest overhaul to the Blue Badge Scheme Did you know that the Blue Badge scheme is to undergo the biggest changes since the 1970s? From April 2019, the scheme will be expanded to include people with what is often described as ‘hidden disabilities’, such as mental health issues or autism. Automatic entitlement to the Blue
16th May 2019 Today marks the eighth Global Accessibility Awareness Day #GAAD. The day aims to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about how to make digital technology accessible and inclusive for all people affected by different disabilities. Having accessible technology on our websites, mobile phones and web services such as Twitter and Facebook is
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from 13-19 May 2019. The theme this year is Body Image – how we think and feel about our bodies. Body image issues can affect all of us at any age. During the week the Mental Health Foundation are publishing new research and campaigning
Welcome to your April edition of News, View and Useful Links. In this edition we have included information about lots of fun activities. Whether your ideal trip is a theatre trip to see an audio described version of Les Miserables, sailing the high seas or a fun family day – there is something for everyone.