Disabled people, businesses and charities are saving the date for Disabled Access Day 2019
The highly anticipated event is returning for its fourth year of disabled access celebrations on Saturday 16th March 2019. Hosted biannually, Disabled Access Day is the award-winning movement that promotes good disabled access and new experiences in a celebratory spirit.
Today marks one year until the event which is powered by disabled access review charity, Euan’s Guide. Barclays is an official partner of Disabled Access Day, with new support in 2019 from Sandcastle Waterpark, the UK’s largest indoor waterpark.
Thousands of disabled people, their families and friends have taken part in previous Disabled Access Days in urban and rural locations all around the country. Events in the past have included descriptive art tours in Scotland, a celebratory BBQ and sailability experience in Northern Ireland, UK-wide discounts, sensory-friendly events in England and more.
Businesses and venues who would like to get involved in 2019 can sign up on the Disabled Access Day website to receive official information, news and resources as they plan and promote their events ahead of the day.
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To sign up as an individual taking part or register your interest as a venue hosting an event, go to: www.disabledaccessday.com/get-involved/
Paul Ralph, founder of Disabled Access Day said:
“It’s great to see the excitement and enthusiasm for Disabled Access Day. So many people, places and spaces working together to celebrate the examples of great access and inclusion that can be achieved. It is particularly poignant that now, as we enter the one year countdown, that we know that Disabled Access Day 2019 will be so warmly supported.”
Euan MacDonald, co-founder of Euan’s Guide said:
“The success of Disabled Access Day has surpassed all expectations, and it is with great excitement that we begin the countdown to 16th March 2019. I am intrigued to see the line-up of events hosted by businesses and venues next year, and I hope that Disabled Access Day fans old and new will join in the spirit of celebration once more.”
Ian Workman, Co-Head SME UK, Barclays, said:
“Our partners at Euan’s Guide share a similar ambition with Barclays – let’s make society and communities more inclusive and accessible. That’s why we’re delighted to again be an official partner to Disabled Access Day. But we want to do more than ever before. Across over 1,500 Business and Relationship Managers, our Business Banking team have set the challenge to work with their clients across the UK to help them make adjustments that ensures their business becomes more accessible to their disabled customers. Small changes can make a huge difference.”