Author: posabilitymagazine

Travel industry still failing to meet needs of disabled holidaymakers is unacceptable

Charity responds to BBC One’s ‘Rip Off Britain’ as evidence travel industry needs to take disabled consumers more seriously. National respite holiday charity Revitalise has responded to BBC One’s latest episode of ‘Rip Off Britain’, using it as evidence that the travel industry needs to take requirements of disabled holidaymakers more seriously. According to the European Commission, by 2020 as much as 25% of tourism spending in Europe is expected to come from consumers with accessibility requirements. With the so called ‘Purple Pound’ estimated at a value of £249bn, there is not only a moral obligation for the travel...

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Hewett and Reid reach fifth Grand Slam final together at Australian Open

Brits Alfie Hewett and Gordon Reid reached their fifth Grand Slam men’s doubles final together on Thursday at the Australian Open when the reigning Wimbledon and US Open champions beat Gustavo Fernandez of Argentina and Shingo Kunieda of Japan 6-1, 4-6, (10-6). Top seeds Hewett and Reid will face French second seeds Stephane Houdet and Nicolas Peifer in Friday’s final at Melbourne Park. Hewett and Reid put the disappointment of bowing out of the men’s singles on Wednesday’s first day of wheelchair tennis competition firmly behind them as they reeled off six games in a row to take the...

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Denise Lewis OBE, Paralympian Dan Greaves and npower inspire school children to support Team England

Sporting legend and Commonwealth Games England President, Denise Lewis OBE, helped launch Team England’s partnership with npower alongside Commonwealth Games and Paralympic gold medalist Dan Greave, who are encouraging the nation to show their support for the team in this year’s Commonwealth Games. With exactly 10 weeks to go until the opening ceremony of the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Australia, Denise launched npower as Team England’s Official Partner with pupils from Dorrington Academy School, Birmingham. The school is in the shadows of the Alexander Stadium, which will be a host venue for the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham. Local...

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Stick ‘n’ Step secures Aviva Community Fund

Regional charity Stick ‘n’ Step has been announced as one of the lucky winners of this year’s Aviva Community Fund, receiving a donation of £4800. Over 80 children with cerebral palsy, from across the region, attend weekly or twice weekly conductive education classes at Stick ‘n’ Step’s two centres in Wallasey and Runcorn. The sessions help them become more mobile, independent and confident.  These funds from Aviva will be spent on classroom resources, from a new iPad and state-of-the-art communication aids to art and craft materials, sand, play dough, puzzles, books, CDs and more. Amy Couture, Chief Executive of...

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Aylesbury Waterside Theatre: Making Arts Accessible to All

Aylesbury Waterside Theatre can be found in the heart of Aylesbury and boasts the best in entertainment from spine-tingling drama to dynamic dance, must-see musicals and fun-filled family shows, with accessible arts for all being key to the venue’s ethos. More than just a theatre, the 1200 seat auditorium is one of two multi-functional performance spaces, both easily accessible with the theatre’s step-free ground floor level from the entrance to the Box Office, the Waterside Café and the Stalls, with a lift to Circle 1, Circle 2 and the Second Space levels. Hearing dogs and guide dogs are welcome...

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