Reply To: UK's new National Disability Strategy and Tourism

  • Josh Grisdale

    July 31, 2021 at 10:07 am

    Hi Chris,

    Thank you so much for that answer. Reading it really got me excited and I look forward to following the process (please do keep us updated by posting in this group!).

    The stat about half a million listing “lack of accessibility provision” as a reason for not traveling domestically really hit me as – a) there are just a representative sample and there are likely many more who feel the same way, and b) if you consider that people with accessibility needs often take 1-2 companions/family that makes the number more like 1-1.5 million (but likely more!).

    It is also encouraging that the government is taking this as a time to build back strategically instead of rushing to get to get numbers.

    The note about businesses learning and feeling more prepared speaks to the importance of education – oftentimes it is that businesses are inaccessible due to lack of understand vs lack of interest.


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