Disabled Access Day: Saturday 17th January 2015
Disabled Access Day: Saturday 17th January 2015

Disabled Access Day: Saturday 17th January 2015

Disabled Access Day is all about getting out there and trying something new. The event will encourage people to try somewhere new and allow attractions and venues to show off their disabled access.

 

Anyone can take part in Disabled Access Day no matter where they live. You simply need to visit somewhere you have never been before on the 17th of January 2015. It could be a cinema, coffee shop, sports centre or anywhere else you have wanted to visit.

 

There are a range of events that are taking place in Edinburgh for Disabled Access Day. Ocean Terminal will be hosting special events to entertain people of all ages outside Debenhams on the ground floor (see timetable below) and the Royal Yacht Britannia are offering 20% off on the day, click here to claim your voucher.  Lothian Buses will also have a bus on site to demonstarte the accessible features available.

 

Many other groups, organisations and businesses are signing up. Make sure you register at DisabledAccessDay.com to find out about the special events that are happening and details of how to get involved.

 

Euan’s Guide, the disabled access review website and app, is sponsoring the day. Kiki MacDonald, Co-Founder of Euan’s Guide, commented: “Promoting good disabled access is at the core of what we do, so this campaign is close to our hearts. We hope many people get involved with the initiative, and feel inspired to see a part of the country they’ve never seen, or engage in activities that they don’t typically do.”

 

Where will you explore? 

 

Ocean Terminal Activity Timetable

 

11:30 – 12:00

Canine Partners demonstration with assistance dog Harmony

12:00 – 12:30

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People demonstration with assistance dog Bruce

12:30 – 13:00

Canine Partners demonstration with assistance dog Harmony

13:00 – 13:30

Guide Dogs Scotland guided walk with a Guide Dog

13:30 – 14:00

Hearing Dogs for Deaf People demonstration with assistance dog Bruce

14:00 – 14:30

Guide Dogs Scotland guided walk with a Guide Dog

 

Please note, timings subject to change.

 

Dogs for the Disabled will also be in attendance offering inforamtion and advice.

 

For information regarding accessibility/mobility service at Ocean Terminal, please call 0131 555 8888 or click here.