On 27 May 2015, around the globe people will be celebrating World MS Day. To mark the date, MS-UK, the national charity supporting anyone affected by multiple sclerosis, is launching a new film about their work.
There are 2.3 million people with MS worldwide, and over 100,000 people in the UK. MS-UK is a charity dedicated to supporting people to have choice, control and independence when managing this neurological condition.
MS-UK firmly believes accessibility is a fundamental right of all people living with MS. MS-UK decided during their strategy planning to bring accessibility to the forefront. They began their journey by installing BrowseAloud on their website, and offering New Pathways magazine in printed and audio versions. Earlier in 2015, the MS-UK Helpline launched a new web chat service, for those unable to use a telephone.
Amy Woolf, CEO of MS-UK, says, ‘We are really pleased that the theme of access has been chosen again for World MS Day. It is timely, as we introduce our second fully accessible film this year, ‘We’re Here’. But our commitment doesn’t stop there. We are planning to launch a digital version of our magazine New Pathways in the future, and we have more films planned for later in 2015. It is a very exciting time.’
All versions of the film ‘We’re Here’ can be viewed at www.ms-uk.org/worldmsday or on You Tube.