About Disability Equality Scotland
Hello. We are Disability Equality Scotland. We are a membership organisation for disabled people and disability groups/organisations. It’s our mission to make Scotland fully accessible.
We promote access in its widest sense, including access to our built and natural environment and access to the same and equal opportunities as enjoyed by others in our communities, promoting a life of dignity, respect, choice and independence. This extends beyond physical access to include access to information, access to inclusive communication and inclusion in decision-making, whether with planners over inclusive design or transport providers about accessible and safe travel.
Become a member with us and join over 600 disabled people, sharing their views on access and inclusion. Together we can make Scotland accessible and inclusive for all!
Online Information Hubs
We have developed online information hubs which are easy to access online spaces that provide information, resources, case studies and news on the following:
Inclusive Design Hub
This Hub aims to improve awareness and encourage the take-up of inclusive design in Scotland. An inclusive approach to design ensures that the built environment is accessible to as many people as possible.
Inclusive Communication Hub
The concept of Inclusive Information is simple: make everything easy to access, simple to understand and your message will go further. This Hub provides tools and guidance on how to make your information accessible.
Your Say On Disability
This Hub is a place for you to tell us your views on disability issues in Scotland. This website provides the opportunity for disabled people to help shape Scotland’s future in accessibility and equality.
Access Panel Network
This Hub is where you will find everything you need to know about the Access Panel Network in Scotland like what they do, where they are and how to contact them and join your local panel.
Disability Hate Crime
Currently in development, the purpose of this Hub is to educate and raise awareness of Disability Hate Crime, specifically raising awareness of what it is, and how to report it.