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  • How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

    How Access Officers in Sheffield Help Secure Independence for Disabled People

    Disability Sheffield as a member of the Access Liaison Group are supporting a petition that seeks to safeguard the access officer positions within Sheffield City Council. If Sheffield wants to be leaders in the field of inclusivity for disabled people then it has to lead by example and retain its Access Officers in order to ensure the involvement of disabled people around consultation and the built environment. This article includes a link to the change.org petition where our goal is to reach 100(00) signatures and we need more support.

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  • Lacking Parking Bays in Your Area?

    Lacking Parking Bays in Your Area?

    Anne-Marie Marshall complained to Sheffield City Council and successfully campaigned for parking bays for blue badge holders, in her area of Crookes. So much so that the Council has asked her to help them identify where bays are needed. Anne-Marie is inviting you to contact her if you live in an area where there are on street parking bays that don’t have bays for blue badge holders so that she can let the Council know.

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  • Take Part In Major UK Access Survey

    Take Part In Major UK Access Survey

    The access guide set up by powerchair user Euan McDonald MBE is once more doing what is described as the UK’s longest-running access survey – and there is a chance of prizes for all those taking part.Every year the survey aims to find out if access across the nation is improving or otherwise. This year’s survey covers all sorts of venues and attractions and asks people to nominate the best places to go.

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  • Hillsborough Park - All Wheeled Bike Park Survey

    Hillsborough Park - All Wheeled Bike Park Survey

    Sheffield City Council is working with Access Sport and Sheffield Hallam University on a new open access, off-road, community all wheeled bike park based in Hillsborough Park. You can give your views on the proposal and help Sheffield City Council to make the right decision by completing their survey which closes on 26th October

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  • Off The Shelf 2019

    Off The Shelf 2019

    Off The Shelf, one of Britain’s largest and most accessible literary events, returns to Sheffield from October 5-26 and this year is expanding into other parts of South Yorkshire. All the main venues have disabled access although you are asked to inform the box office when booking if you or a member of your party is a wheelchair user.

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  • Accessible Days Out For All The Family

    Accessible Days Out For All The Family

    A Sheffield mother of two Naomi Cooper became a wheelchair/mobility scooter user earlier this year and has set up a blog based on her experiences so that other families can enjoy accessible days out.

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  • Dutch City Wins International Accessibility Award

    The Dutch city of Breda has won a prestigious award for its efforts to improve accessibility for disabled people.The Access City Award, which in 2017 was won by Chester in England, is awarded by the European Commmission at the European Day Of Persons With Disabilities. Read how Breda has attempted to improve access and provides a lesson and a model for Sheffield and other British cities to aspire to.

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  • Pavement Parking Inquiry

    Disability Sheffield and the Disability Hub together with the Access Liaison Group have put together a response to the Transport Committee Pavement Parking Inquiry highlighting pavement parking as a seriously dangerous issue for wheelchair users, people with mobility impairments, blind people and people with sensory impairments or any pavement user forced to leave the pavement and use the public highway, which poses obvious risks.

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  • How Disability Sheffield Can Open Doors and Opportunities for your Business

    We’re working with businesses to help them improve their accessibility with the aim of Sheffield becoming a more inclusive city. We offer Disability Equality Training, Access Audits and support to be Disability Confident. If you run a business or organisation in Sheffield, then a workplace Access Audit and review of disability policies could open opportunities for you to a have a truly diverse and talented workforce. Let’s make sure the disability employment gap doesn’t get any bigger in our city.

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  • Do You Have Plans For Disabled Access Day?

    Check out “What’s On” during Disabled Access Day which takes place on Saturday 16th March . The event – the fourth – is designed to celebrate those places which have made the effort to ensure that everyone can visit them and use the facilities.Disabled Access Day has quadrupled in size since the first one and has major attractions such as Buckingham Palace and St Paul’s Cathedral signed up to it as well as many museums, galleries, other attractions and businesses.

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A fantastic presentation thought provoking and good questions from the floor around promoting this film/message to the general public not just professionals.
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Disability Sheffield is a forward-thinking, energetic organisation doing a lot of positive work in Sheffield. I have no doubt they will continue to do so for a long time to come.
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