Transport Scotland Events

Aberdeen Accessibility Summit – 20th March 2018.
As part of our on-going work with Transport Scotland, Disability Equality Scotland will be holding an Accessible Transport Summit and an Access Panel Consultation event in Aberdeen on the 20th March 2018.  The aim of this event is to bring together representatives from equality groups with transport providers to discuss specific issues relating to travel and transport.  This is our opportunity to report back on some of the issues we hear from our members, and to have the chance to discuss ways that providers and disabled people (and other equalities groups) can work together to bring about improvements, in line with the Scottish Government’s Accessible Travel Framework.
The summit will be taking place on board the NorthLink Ferry whilst it is docked at Jamieson’s Quay.  The summit will run from 11am until 1pm, there will be a networking lunch from 1pm until 1.45pm followed by the Access Panel Consultation from 1.45pm until 2.30pm.  There will be transport providers, stakeholders, and representatives from equalities groups in attendance so please feel free to share this e-mail with those you think would be interested in attending.
If you would like to attend the summit then it is imperative you fill out a registration for each person attending.  You will not be able to board the ferry unless you fill out a registration form, found by clicking on the Eventbrite link below.  We will have to provide NorthLink with a list of those attending for security purposes. There are 20 car parking spaces available on a first come first serve basis but you must vacate the car parking space by 3pm to allow passengers who are sailing in the evening to park their vehicle.
The link to register each delegate is:

Disability Equality Scotland Roadshow timetable – 2017

We have three roadshows planned for the remainder of 2017, and three more will be taking place in early 2018.  To book, please contact call on 01259 272064.

Intersectionality Disability + LGBT – Nairn, 28 October 2017

With our partners at the Equality Network, we present a roadshow discussion on what are the issues of intersectionality for those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender and disabled.  The discussion will look at barriers to accessing services and what organisations can do to be more LGBT friendly.  This workshop will take place as part of the Bi-Tastic event in the Highland Conference Centre, and the Newton Hotel, Nairn.  Please contact Disability Equality Scotland for more information.

Accessible housing – Dundee, 2 November 2017

Working with our partners at Blackwood Housing Group, this session showcases the work Blackwood have recently completed to create fully accessible housing in Dundee.  There will be a presentation on how this came to fruition and discussions on how this idea could be replicated elsewhere.  There will be the chance to take a virtual tour of the accessible housing.  This roadshow will take place at Blackwood Housing Group’s Dundee office between 1pm – 3pm.  Places are limited to 25 people.

Disability in Sport – Edinburgh, 16 November 2017

Together with Scottish Disability Sport and the University of the West of Scotland, we present a roadshow on the impact that sport can have on disabled people, and what legacy sporting events such as the Commonwealth Games leave for disabled people.  This roadshow will take place at Scottish Disability Sport headquarters, Caledonia House, South Gyle between 2pm – 3:30pm.  Places are limited to 25 people.

Look out for the 2018 roadshows coming soon!