Access Linky: June 2018

Helloooo! Huge apologies to my regular readers and linker uppers…. I’m a whole week late!

I shall blame half term for throwing me out of sync, but it’s really more down to my own disorganisation!

Anyhoo…. welcome to my blog link-up for sharing posts with ideas and experiences (good and bad!) of physical or sensory accessibility of buildings, places, spaces, products and/or activities!

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Linky Round Up:

There were three main themes to the posts linked up last time:

TRAVEL

Life of an Ambitious Turtle shared her family’s (very positive!) experience of Getting Around Costa Almeria. Finding a wheelchair accessible coach was definitely a surprise!

And also a much less positive account of travelling on UK buses. Fi is a mum of two and a wheelchair user, so the buggy ‘v’ wheelchair debate on buses impacts her family from both angles!

(My own feeling – as usual! – is that better design could definitely help here! If there was more flexible space on regular buses, like there is on airport buses/buses at the NEC etc, more people with different access needs could be accommodated more easily!)

ACTIVITIES

Parties can be tricky for autistic kids, kids with sensory sensitivities and other disabilities, Rainbow’s Are Too Beautiful shares some brilliant ideas for planning an inclusive birthday party for her daughter that her autistic boys were also able to enjoy!

How do you participate in that big day in a Brownies’ calendar, making a promise, if you aren’t able to recite the promise? A Wheelie Great Adventure’s little girl did!

I talk a lot about toilet access in my blog, but needing access to toilets is not really about the toilets, it’s about the activities they enable you to participate in! Have a look at all the great stuff Ordinary Hopes and her son have been up to when there’s been a Mobiloo on location!

AWARENESS

And finally, Bryony – Perfectly Imperfect Mama, linked up her really informative post for Cleft Lip and Palate Awareness week, inspired by her two nephews with the condition.

 

Inclusive Home

The linky will be open for 3 weeks (and as I’m late posting, that will take us to Thursday 28th – almost to the beginning of next month’s linky!)!

  1. 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;
  2. 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)!
  3. 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!
  4. 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!


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