Isle of Wight Enterprise Holiday Access Promotion
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Isle Access is a user-led charity committed to encouraging and promoting greater accessibility and inclusion on the Isle of Wight for people with disabilities.
We provide services for disabled people, such as:
- Organising adapted cycling sessions
- Facilitating Access Group meetings
- Acting as an advocate
We also work with the tourist industry and local government. Our website is a useful resource for information about Island accessibility.
Good accessibility benefits all visitors whether they are young or old, those with pushchairs, wheelchairs, assistance dogs, learning difficulties or temporary health conditions.
1 in 5 people in the UK have a disability or long term health condition.
There are a lot of small and inexpensive changes that businesses can make to allow greater access for people, which help to increase business profits too.
We are very grateful to all the Island businesses and organisations that support our cause and help to make the Isle of Wight more accessible.
Disabled Access Day 2019
Isle Access is delighted to hear of possible government funding to help improve access at our ferry ports. Any improvements that enable people to travel across The Solent safely, comfortably, and with dignity is welcome. On average, 21% of the population are considered disabled, or have a long term health condition that limits their abilities.
A petition calling for free peak-hour bus passes for disabled people has gained over 74,000 signatures. Disabled people and those who cannot drive for medical reasons are eligible for a free bus pass between 09:30 and 23:00. But this means that they have to pay the full amount in order to get to work on
Judo and martial arts are becoming more popular among people with sight difficulties and there are hundreds of clubs in the UK. Jonathan Adams from the Royal National Institute of Blind People said: “I’d love to see it grow and I hope other clubs [ ] embrace the fact that judo can be accessible for
We think it’s very upsetting that parts of the Equality Act 2010 are still not law and have been ignored by the people who should be working on them. We think there is no excuse for the Government’s delay in making Section 36 happen. This is about making changes in a part of a building
Isle of Wight Enterprise Holiday Access Promotion Free Offer Our aim is to support accessibility for people travelling to the Isle of Wight, to allow disadvantaged people the ability to attend events/days out on the Isle of Wight. For us, this means simplifying the process of selecting Isle of Wight accommodation, attractions and activities for
“Shaping Future Support: The Health and Disability Green Paper aims to explore how the benefits system can better meet the needs of disabled people and people with health conditions now and in the future, to build a system that enables people to live independently and move into work where possible.” The Government is looking towards “making changes that
Support Island Accessibility
Isle Access are extremely thankful to all of our volunteers, individuals that support us with fundraising and the members of our steering group. We are always looking for new people who can support our charity.