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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
“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
A global campaign described as a “game-changer” has been launched to improve the lives of more than one billion disabled people by 2030. WeThe15 wants to improve inclusion, raise awareness and end discrimination of disabled people around the world. It brings together a coalition of organisations from the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) to Unesco. The
“I want to build back better and fairer, for all our disabled people” Boris Johnson, introducing the new National Disability Strategy (28 July 2021) “This strategy sets out how the government will play its part, but disabled people have told us that there is a need for action from wider society. Disabled people’s everyday experience
Some years ago I took my elderly disabled parents on their first ever cruise. We chose to cruise around The Canary Islands on P&O’s Oceana. The service and attention to detail on the ship was excellent but one incident really stood out for us. Along with a small group of other people we booked an
Can you take a photo that best demonstrates access and inclusion? We are holding a photographic competition with the theme of access and inclusion. Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places. Please read the terms and conditions below to enter Terms and conditions All photographs submitted may be used for our marketing
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.