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Where to go on Disabled Access Day 2016?

Thursday, March 10th, 2016 | Raising Awareness

In just its second year, Disabled Access Day has over 240 official events all over the UK this Saturday 12th March.

Initiated in 2015 by Paul Ralph, the day is designed to encourage disabled people to try something they haven’t done before, be it through fear of failure, lack of knowledge or even lack of resources.

Paul came up with the idea following a local bus company’s ‘try it out day’, that invited people to come and get to grips with using a bus as a disabled passenger. To Paul’s delight, it was much easier than he though, he wheelchair fitted with ease and he is now a regular bus user – something he has never even tried before!

Here at Kare Plus, we believe everyone has the right to such freedom, new adventures and opportunities – so we want to get as many disabled folk out about this Saturday trying new things and changing their outlook on life forever. With so many events all around the country, it shouldn’t be too difficult finding an event or activity near you, but below are handful that caught our eye.

Nationwide – Caffé Nero
A whopping 254 branches of Caffé Nero are taking part in Disabled Access Day again this year. Supporting the event, the coffee chain is giving away free coffee to anyone who registers their participation .

Birmingham  - mac
mac is one of the UK’s most popular arts centres and will be offering free workshops, courses, films and performances for disabled people, their families and friends of all ages between 10am and 4pm. 

Manchester – Manchester United Tour
The MUFC Museum and Tour Centre will be opening on Saturday will special disabled access, including a British Sign Language guided tour at 14:00. A must visit for disabled football fans out there! 

Manchester – AMC Cinema Screening
All day AMC Cinema is screening autism friendly and subtitles movies, including; Deadpool, How To Be Single, Divergent: Allegient and Kung Fu Panda 3 all for a special Access Day prce of £4.95.

London – Kensington Palace
Go and visit the royal residence this Saturday with various BSL presentations, object handling sessions and deaf & describer tours for the visually and hearing impaired teaching them about the fascinating 300 year history of Kensington Palace.

North Wales – Elan Valley Visitor Centre
One for the outdoorsy-types, Elan Valley Visitor Centre is offering free accessibility bike taster sessions to explore the valley’s forests and lakes on. 

These are just a handful of events that caught our eye for a fun-packed accessibility day across the country. However, there are many more to be found on the Disabled Access Day’s official website, helping promote the varying needs and access requirements of disabled people all over the UK.

If you’re be taking part in any DAD events, fundraisers or experience days share them with us on our Facebook page or on Twitter with the hashtag ‘#KarePlus’.

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