Our Blog

The Accessible News team have decided to share our thoughts with you on a host of subjects relating to disability and accessibility.  Keep a watch on our social media to stay up-to-date with our latest posts, there’ll be a different team member and a different topic for each one.

If you have subjects you’d like us to cover drop us a line on social media by visiting us on facebook and twitter.  If you’re not on social media you can email us on info@accessible.wales.

We’re also looking for a name for our new blog, if you have any ideas get in touch with us using the details above.

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Symbols and Signs, are they causing a Stigma?

It is often the case that disabled people have lots of decisions made for them, whether it’s what time the carers come to get them up or how fast someone pushes them through their favourite shop! With symbols and badges being used for all disabilities are we creating awareness or

How useful is your Blue Badge in York?

How useful is your Blue Badge in York? York City Council have decided to go ahead with plans to stop access for Blue Badge Holders to pedestrianised areas through the day even though it has stirred up a lot of controversy. The council expanded York’s city centre pedestrian zone and

Accessible Pandemic

Accessible Pandemic By Gemma Price It’s taken a global pandemic to make the world of media and culture become accessible to disabled people.  There has always been many disabled people that are unable to leave the house for prolonged periods of time, if at all, there are also groups who

COVID-19 National Day of Reflection

COVID-19 National Day of Reflection On 23rd March we will be joining Accessible Wales by turning our Social Media channels yellow to reflect on the year that has passed since the national lockdown. The last year has seen utter devastation unfold in ways that the world was not prepared for.

Captain Sir Tom Moore

Captain Sir Tom Moore We are extremely saddened by the terrible news yesterday that Captain Sir Tom Moore has passed away.  Our thoughts are with his family at this time.  What a tremendously courageous and inspiring man he was, in a time when the nation needed someone to look to

Happy White Cane Safety Day

Happy White Cane Safety Day October 15 was White Cane Safety Day around the world. It was first launched in the United States in 1964 by President Lyndon B. Johnson.  The day is aimed at celebrating the achievements of blind or visually impaired people. For people who are visually impaired

Empowering you Virtually

Empowering you Virtually! In line with current Coronavirus guidelines we are still not able to relaunch our Empower Disability Advice and Support Surgery in person at the Village Hall in Hirwaun. That being said we are able to bring you a virtual surgery tomorrow between 11am – 1pm. If you

Coronavirus Update (COVID-19)

Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) Hello all, “Stay Home, Protect the NHS, Save Lives” is the message we are all being told at the moment. That message isn’t lost on the Accessible News team and I! We’ve postponed our Empower Surgeries until further notice and suspended our Considerate Parking Campaign activity. Staying

Empowering The Community!

If you need any help or support in areas such as benefits, blue badges, social care or other disability related subjects pop in to our Empower Surgery in Hirwaun Village Hall first Wednesday of the month.

Considerate Parking Campaign Day of Action in Aberdare

Considerate Parking Campaign Day of Action! This week the Accessible News team were pleased to carry out another day of action in Aberdare town centre joined by officers from South Wales Police; this day of action was as part of the ongoing Considerate Parking Campaign. The team were able to

Considerate Parking Campaign team out in force

Children from Cwmdare Primary school joined the Considerate Parking campaign team to hand out flyers to parents educating them on the importance of parking considerately.