august 2021

August 2021: A Recap of Events

It’s been another 31 days of great progress for the Access Card

As we approach the end of Summer 2021 it’s time to look back at the great month the Access Card had for August 2021.

From recruiting new providers to launching our video as part of the WeThe15 campaign, the Access Card Team was well and truly been kept on its toes and made more great progress during August 2021.

For a full recap of events, please see below.


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Nimbus Disability gets shortlisted for Social Enterprise Award for Access Card Scheme

Nimbus Disability has been shortlisted in the UK Social Enterprise Award, recognising it as one of the leading social enterprises in the country.

Nimbus Disability, based in Derby with a global reach, is a finalist in the ‘Tech for Good: Technology Social Enterprise’ category. It is a business that is one of the country’s leading providers of disability-related advice and support to professional organisations. In the last year, Nimbus Disability has seen a large influx in the number of venues & attractions signing up to their Access Card Scheme. The scheme now has over twelve hundred providers and over thirty-five thousand Access Card Holders.

Find out more here.

#WeThe15 – Derby Wheelblazers

The Access Card contributes to many different foundations & projects, including Derby Wheelblazers. 

Sponsored by the Access Card, the team competes at a national level and is coached by the creator and Managing Director of the Access Card, Martin Austin MBE. The Access Card’s Senior Decision-Making Team Lead, Greg Johnson, is also a member of the team and has been for many years. 

Find out more here.

#WeThe15 Video

WeThe15 is a global campaign focused on improving the lives of over 1 billion disabled people across the globe. Through increased awareness & education, supporting businesses & organisations strive to end discrimination and improve access to facilities and opportunities for disabled people.

Watch the full video here.

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Martin Austin speaks to BBC Radio Derby

As the 2020 Paralympic Games officially commenced in Tokyo, Martin Austin spoke to BBC Radio Derby about the importance of sport for disabled people.

The interview begins at 2:24:00

New Providers

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The Bowes Museum

“The Bowes Museum is a hidden treasure, a jewel in the heart of beautiful Teesdale. The magnificent building stands proud in the historic market town of Barnard Castle housing internationally significant collections of fine and decorative arts. Purpose built in the 19th century by John and Joséphine Bowes, the Museum has a wonderful story to tell.”

This venue is ‘Named & Famed’. Visit our FAQs page to find out more.

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Flamingo Land Resort

Yorkshire’s ultimate Theme Park attraction & an award-winning Zoo, plus a luxury Resort Village, for fantastic family days out, holidays & short breaks.

This venue is ‘Named & Famed’. Visit our FAQs page to find out more.

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Harry Potter: A Forbidden Forest Experience

“A nighttime woodland trail experience filled with magical creatures and wizarding wonders from the Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts films. Explore after dark the sounds, lights, and special effects that bring the magic of the Wizarding World to life…”

Access Cards with ‘+1’ symbol accepted as proof for a free essential companion ticket.

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Shambala Festival

“What a wild ride the past 18 months have been, and continue to be. Now the powers that be have spoken, whilst restrictions will be in place for a few weeks longer than expected, it’s looking like we’ll be out of the socially distanced woods (and into The Enchanted Woods) in good time for the August Bank Holiday… meaning we can finally fill you lot in on what that mysterious Save The Date was all about…”

Access Cards with ‘+1’ symbol accepted as proof for a free essential companion ticket.

Apply for your Access Card today!