Access Linky: May 2018

Hello! Isn’t it lovely to finally see Spring arrive!

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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I’ve had a hectic few months and I feel like I’m neglecting my own poor blog, so I’m extra happy to be able to read through and share the fab posts linked up to #AccessLinky!

Linky Round Up:

There were two snow themed posts linked up last month! That may seem a bit out of season, but it’s not so long ago we saw the ‘beast from the east’ despite the lovely warm weather we’ve seen since!

The first by Rainbows Are Two Beautiful is a genius idea! Helping her autistic son to enjoy playing in the snow without triggering his sensory sensitivities by making ‘warm snowballs!’

The second by Life of an Ambitious Turtle, describes her daughter’s experience of Accessible Skiing with a Visual Impairment! It sounded brilliant, and look out for her second instalment, accessible skiing for a wheelchair user!

Ordinary Hopes shares her disillusionment with the response, and The Offer, from one of our well known Supermarkets about their attitude to installing changing places toilets (although this particular supermarket is not the only one to disappoint on this issue!).

And finally, two posts both relevant to my own obsession over the last few weeks!

I attended Naidex last week for the first time to give a talk on inclusive home design… I’m more of a keyboard campaigner and sketcher, so it’s something pretty much out of my comfort zone… but reading this post from Life of an Ambitious Turtle on the lack of accessible homes and Senseless Social Housing Policies affecting working age disabled people, it reinforces to me how important it is to keep talking about this!

While Wheelscapades wrote up this brilliant review of her visit to Naidex in 2017!  It’s a great (and unique!) opportunity to see and compare accessible and inclusive products, see lots of design innovation and to meet loads of like minded people! It’s certainly going into my diary for next year!


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The linky will be open for 3 weeks!

  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!