Mask Exemption Press Release

“We need our card to be universally accepted to prove we are exempt”, say those who can’t wear face coverings Disabled people are appealing for the Government to recognise the recent extension to an access card as proof of them being exempt from protective face coverings.  In the UK, face coverings must be worn in many indoor settings […]


The Access Card – an Interview

Earlier in August, we took part in a live stream with Martyn Sibley to talk all about the Access Card Scheme. Here’s the clip if you ever wanted a more detailed overview into who we are, what we do and where we came from.


Welcome to Edinburgh Zoo

We’re pleased to welcome Edinburgh Zoo to the full roster of venues committed to meeting the access requirements of Access Card Holders The Zoo, a part of the Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, is one of the first venues to reopen their doors following the COVID Lockdown and are ready to welcome visitors back, including […]

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Mask Exemptions

As we move toward the Governments implementation date of making mask-wearing compulsory we are facing more demand from Card holders who have issues with wearing face coverings and looking to evidence this. We have now introduced a new symbol to temporarily add to an Access Card but will only be doing so where we have […]


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Here at the Access Card team we have for a long time been committed to rolling out the use of the card as far and wide as possible and have, to date managed to do this successfully and quite organically by approaching decision-makers in key organisations. A prime example of this was the work we […]


Covid Shopping Experiences Survey

We have been receiving quite a lot of feedback through our social media channels about peoples experience of accessing shops and stores throughout the Covid situation. We would like to collate this in order to be able to feedback to the industry about the impact this has on disabled customers and the stores themselves to […]

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Covid 19 and a temporary change in pricing structure

Access Card applications, including renewals to be dropped to £5 for a 1-year card or £10 for a 3-year card until 31st May 2020 (See below for unlock codes) We are all obviously going through a very strange and uncertain time at the moment, with our focus being on keeping ourselves and those close to […]


Naidex 2020 Important Information

We know many of you were planning on visiting Naidex next week, so we wanted to let you know that the event has been postponed – please see the statement below. Naidex 2020 and All Co-Located Events Rescheduling Due to Coronavirus. The organiser of leading independent living show Naidex (17th-18th March 2020, NEC Birmingham), has […]

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Join us at Naidex 2020!

We’re delighted to announce we’re renewing our partnership with Naidex! Europe’s most established event dedicated to the disability and independent living industries is returning to Birmingham’s NEC on the 9th & 10th November! With the addition of some brand-new features and the comeback of many beloved ones, we are ecstatic to attend the 46th edition […]

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How to: Link your Access Card to TicketMaster

At the end of 2019, Ticketmaster introduced new accessible ticketing for disabled people through their website. In order to access this, you first have to make sure that they are actually selling access tickets for the show you want to see; for a lot of shows sales are still handled by the venues directly. Secondly, […]