What is your expectation of a simple family day out? Maybe a walk, a trip to a park and a spot of lunch? And you would anticipate it all being rather fun, maybe even relaxing if your child is a bit older. It seems reasonable! We parked and headed along a well loved and popular… Continue reading AIBU? (Yes, I read Mumsnet!)
When I first asked Newquay Zoo to improve their toilet facilities, I didn’t get quite the response I hoped for. But then they learned. They talked to users. They listened. And they prioritised access for all. Take a look! From this tiny room where we couldn’t get in and close the door behind us… To… Continue reading Thank you, Newquay Zoo!
For a long time campaigning for Changing Places facilities has felt like an endless uphill battle, with no hope for change. But change is coming! However, it will not happen without all supporters of the Changing Places campaign taking action. Simple action, nothing radical, and nothing that even requires you to leave the house. Will… Continue reading What can YOU do?
I can understand that not all mainstream groups understand all areas of accessibility or inclusion. I can understand that they haven’t thought about the barriers faced by disabled people. And I can even understand how they might not realise that they need to change. But there is no excuse for groups which profess to exist… Continue reading When discrimination comes from “disability groups”…
It is a great product, run by a great team. But , in reality, it is JUST A TOILET! This is what it really means… And this…. Spending time with your favourite animal at the zoo… Mastering a new skill… Learning about edible plants from forager Matt Vernon… Fun times at the beach… Enjoying a… Continue reading What Mobiloo means…
Admittedly, it is a lesser known version of the popular series, but it is actually more real than many of the well known ones. For many wheelchair users, those signs on the door featuring a wheelchair logo might as well say “Keep Out!” Here goes… It wasn’t hard to do, and this… Continue reading That’s Not My Toilet!
Today was one of those days where I didn’t think I could take any more. I took Elf on Wheels (and my son on wheels) out to explore a local town, with a view to a lighthearted post showing that places are not quite as accessible as most people think. Photos were taken, very carefully, so as to not identify any of… Continue reading Please let me in.
It is not widely known, but Santa is an equal-opportunities employer. Every Elf is encouraged to fulfill their full potential and every Elf is valued equally. Which is why Santa has been rather cross to read some online comments recently – comments which relate to the value of disabled people, in particular, those who require… Continue reading A little-known fact about Santa…
I recently shared yet another petition to get Changing Places toilets to be more than a mere recommendation in the building standards, and it led me to look back at the most recent government response to this issue. Get ready! “The Government recognises that “Changing Places” toilets play an important role to support the day to day… Continue reading Pitiful Government Response.
Full list of times where it is okay to park in a Blue Badge Bay if you do not have a Blue Badge. I realise that it can seem to be a complex issue. On a few occasions recently I have found that some people were entirely perplexed by the rules, so it seemed a good time to share… Continue reading Blue Badge Rules