Accessibility

From specific campaigns on accessible stadia and accessible transport to a broader commitment to the principle of accessibility, Chris feels passionately that accessibility must be the “golden thread” that runs through everything.

TV camera and reporter interviewing Chris in Sloane Square

Parliamentary inquiry to look at shared space

Chris welcomes the Women and Equalities Committee’s decision to conduct an inquiry into disability and the built environment. The inquiry will ask whether more could be done to increase the accessibility and inclusivity of both new and existing properties and spaces. In particular they ask whether shared space schemes in roads and highways cause barriers for […]

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Chris and Councillor Andrew Fender

Talking Buses come to Manchester!

Chris joined transport bosses in Manchester to formally launch new equipment on the city’s free Metroshuttle service. Chris was delighted to support the launch observing  that the improvements are a fantastic way of ensuring the city’s transport network is more accessible. The Department for Transport’s Green Bus Fund and Transport for Greater Manchester funded the 20 Optare low carbon buses […]

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Disappointment as Premier League fails to keep promise.

More than a third of Premier League clubs, including two of the richest teams in the world, will not have adequate facilities for disabled fans by August 2017. Chelsea, Liverpool, Crystal Palace and Bournemouth are all set to miss an agreed deadline to bring their stadiums up to the minimum standards for disabled access, according […]

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swansea fans

Chris welcomes Premier League pledge to improve access for disabled supporters

Chris welcomes the Premier League statement, which promises that all clubs will comply with the Accessible Stadia Guide by August 2017. There has been a long campaign to improve stadium facilities for disabled supporters and increase the numbers of wheelchair spaces, for years substantially fewer at most clubs than the numbers recommended in official guidance. On Monday, the government […]

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Chris speaking at podium in front of audience at Definitely Able Conference, Doha

Definitely Able, Doha

  Chris travelled to Doha to take part in the Definitely Able Conference held in the amazing surroundings of the Museum of Islamic Art. Sasol and the British Council, in partnership with Qatar Museums, partnered to organise the conference and accompanying ILHAM art exhibition. The two-day Definitely Able Conference addressed the theme of ‘together enabling inclusion’, which […]

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With Ade Adepitan at Heathrow to launch a new travel guide for disabled travellers

Launch of new ‘passport’ guide for disabled travellers

This summer the Equalities and Human Rights Commission have published a handy passport sized guide to your rights when you fly as a disabled traveller. Due to a legal loophole the rights we citizens enjoy on the ground in UK and EU countries are replaced by an outdated agreement known as the Montreal Convention when we board […]

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