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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
We must act on accessibility, says Israeli minister An Israeli minister unable to get into COP26 in her wheelchair says her experience showed the need for better accessibility. On Monday, Karine Elharrar was forced to return to her hotel 50 miles away because of the access problems. The UK government has apologised… Read more here
Ministers refuse to ease immigration restrictions as campaigners warn of ‘social care time bomb’ The Observer has spoken to disabled people and care agencies who say the supply of carers has dried up, leading to unmet care needs. “Normally we recruit over 100 a year. Currently it’s running around 50,” Read more…
ITV reports: More than two-thirds of all new homes to be built in England over the next decade will not be fully accessible for disabled people, new research has found. Analysis by Habinteg Housing Association shared with ITV News shows the proportion of new homes to be built by 2030 to accessible standards has fallen from 34.4% in
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
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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.