Archives for August 2015
DAA members, particularly those in the DAA Transport project may be interested to know the Department for Transport (DFT) published a consultation on Road safety (use of tactile paving surfaces) on 21 August 2015.
DFT is looking to improve its guidance (PDF) on tactile paving surfaces. Making them easier to use as a navigational tool and warning system. Ensuring designs are safer and comfortable for mobility impaired people. [Read more…] about Changes to guidance on the use of tactile paving surfaces
As part of the DAA transport project, DAA member Stephen Brookes has been working closely with Blackpool Transport to improve the transport experience for disabled people. Thrilled with the results, Blackpool Transport are keen to share their experience with the DAA: [Read more…] about Training from Disabled People valued for improving customer service to all
We thought members might want to be aware of this free product, offered by new DAA member Halo Insurance Services Ltd:
Driving in Europe can be a stressful prospect for anyone, but negotiating local parking laws and finding an accessible space when you’re a disabled driver or have a disabled passenger can create additional frustration. Driving regulations vary by country and sometimes it’s difficult to find out what disabled parking concessions do and don’t apply within Europe. [Read more…] about Blue Badge Parking in Europe – driving with extra peace of mind
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport launched a consultation paper at the beginning of August to inform a new strategy for sport. The consultation considers a range of beneficial outcomes that can result from people taking part in physical activity and sport. These include a stronger sense of social inclusion, better health and even increased employability.
In the foreword Tracey Crouch MP, Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage, makes reference to ensuring [Read more…] about Comment on a new government Strategy for Sport!
Disability Action Alliance Member, English Federation of Disabled Sport, is supporting the Workplace Challenge, a programme which combines technology with sport & physical activity opportunities. Employers across the UK are invited to join the Shake Up September challenge. Shake Up September encourages employees to increase activity levels by trying at least one new activity or sport during September. This is very much in the spirit of the DAA’s own Sports and Physical Activity project which looks to increase participation in sports and, crucially, physical activity amongst disabled people.
The ultimate aim for participants is to try a new activity and to log as much of the new activity as possible [Read more…] about Join Shake up September