We were absolutely overwhelmed by the response we received to our panel discussion titled ‘Accessibility Beyond the Wheelchair’.
Each of our panel members were amazing. Thank you to you all Haseeb Ahmad, Samia Ali, Adam Bhimani, Karen Williams, Roxanne France-Barton and Adam Crump.
Our panel discussion explored how accessibility is not limited to disability. One may not be recognised as being disabled but has accessibility issues. Accessibility needs to be a separate question and discussion to disability.
We explored stigmas and shames experienced when asking for reasonable adjustments, including what organisers need to think about when trying to ensure their events or buildings are accessible.
A huge thank you to our amazing audience both in person and on Zoom. Thank you for bearing with us during our technical internet issues!
Some real learning points we took away last night included education being key and barriers can come in all shapes and sizes including language, mental health and many more.
Photographs of the session can be found here.