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FEWER than 20 per cent of people with disabilities enjoy annual holiday, many because there is nowhere suitable to stay says Fergus Ewing.
Brian Seaman's insight:
There are many reasons why disabled people decide not to take a holiday. It could be for financial reasons; for lack of good information about accessibility; for being unsure about accessible travel arrangements to name but a few. At least the Scottish government are aware of the potential market for accessible tourism.
A disabled artist is launching the UK's first network of holiday cottages, all of which will be wheelchair-accessible and identical in every detail. The first Flat Spaces bungalow should be in place later this year beside a steam railway in the middle of the Hampshire countryside - the foundations were laid this week on a plot next to six existing holiday rental properties in Ropley - with doors due to open next spring. This should be followed by further Flat Spaces developments in Surrey, Kent and the Scottish borders. Every one of the accessible three-bedroom properties will be identical on the inside and will be larger and more spacious than most other holiday homes, and will be built in a factory before being installed as a prefabricated building. Because each building will be identical inside, the equipment - such as toilets, light switches, hoists, ovens and kettles - will all be in the same place in each location. The accommodation will feature a front door wide enough for two
Tourist attractions in the UK are urged to provide better access for disabled visitors by the minister for disabled people.
Brian Seaman's insight:
This report caused quite a stir on Twitter yesterday. Vitalise a UK charity that provides accessible holiday accommodation, has criticised the lack of wheelchair access at attractions, and set off a chain of interviews with Vitalise themselves; VisitEngland's access expert Ross Calladine; Accessible Derbyshire's Gillian Scotford amongst others. It is clear that more must be done to make attractions more inclusive, not only for wheelchair users, but for many others who are disabled by poor facilities. I hope that this helps the process.
For many people, getting outdoors to enjoy nature and wildlife is something that they can take fo (RT @LMeillerShow: article: Program Looks To Make The Outdoors Accessible To People With Disabilities | WPR http://t.co/AkksrtEV0R...
Foreign mountains pose obvious challenges, but I'm used to towns not designed with wheelchair users in mind, writes a student blogger (Don't let disability dictate your year abroad http://t.co/VTXP9vbIrn)...