Welcome to the February 2018 #AccessLinky!
A blog link-up for sharing posts with ideas and experiences (good and bad!) about physical and/or sensory accessibility of buildings, places, spaces, products and/or activities!
I’m not sure quite what’s happened to January, it seems that half term is almost upon us and I’m only just getting back into my routine after Christmas!
Linky Round Up:
Last month’s linky was brilliant for the wide variety of posts linked up!
Starting with one after my own heart… making accessible design stylish! Wheel Chic Home shared this review of a great new company with a mission to improve the choice of handrails and customiseable grab rails for people to be able to match their own home style.
Provision of accessible toilets and the lack of awareness of the need for changing places toilets were a focus for this (you wouldn’t think you would have to state the obvious titled) post, My 7 year old disabled child is not a baby, by A Wheelie Great Adventure, and raising awareness in more light hearted way, Ordinary Hopes parodies the toddler book series by Usborne with That’s Not My Toilet!
School provision is a huge challenge generally, but can be more of a battle for children with SEND (Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities), and Rainbows are too Beautiful shared this enlightening (and saddening) post outlining why the Huge rise in SEND appeals is not a surprise.
But on a happier note, Rainbows are too Beautiful also shared this lovely post about Getting our family out for activities, with focus on a fun family cycle ride in the forest!
And finally, Wheelscapades gave a round up of her #WheelOfFact hashtag series! I somehow managed to miss this last year, but sounds like a brilliant series to join in with…..
“Every Friday I would tweet a fact that was based on my blogging subjects. Many of these were disability related facts however I lightened it up a little by interspersing the gritty with facts about tea or cats or the festive period.”
… are you in!?
The linky will be open for 3 weeks!
- Link up to 2 posts each month (old or new)! It would be lovely if you could add my badge (cut and paste the code in the box under the badge image above and add it into your blog post while in ‘text’ mode of your blog editor) or add a text link back to my site so that people can find the linky and read the other blog entries;
- Please comment on this post to introduce yourself if you’re new to the linky, and comment on some of the other linked posts to help share ideas and experiences (use the hashtag #AccessLinky in your comment)!
- It would also be amazing if you could share your post (using the hashtag #AccessLinky) on social media to help spread awareness of the issues around accessibility! I’ll also try to retweet as many posts as I can!
- I welcome input from anyone that is affected by accessible design – users, carers, friends and family as well as designers, developers, managers and legislators (so pretty much everyone then!). I welome blogs from professionals and suppliers as well as individual bloggers as long as they keep within the spirit of idea exchange and are not sales posts for products or services.
….and don’t forget to check in again next month (1st of the month) to read the round up, and link up again!