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Happy International Day of Disabled People 2021!

This year’s theme is “Fighting for rights in the post-COVID era.”

International Day of Disabled People is a day in which people come together to “promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society” (The United Nations).  

How the Access Card helps to break down barriers for disabled people

Administered by a user-led organisation, The Access Card is a unique proof of access requirements card used by thousands of disabled people to help them communicate their access requirements in a more discreet way via the use of symbols relating to their different access needs, whether they have difficulty queuing, require an essential companion, or perhaps need discreet emergency access to toilets. 

To date, the scheme has over twelve hundred providers, including The O2 Arena, Alton Towers Resort, Cadbury World & Harry Potter Studio Tour.

The Access Card has made great strides in creating more barrier-free adventures for disabled people and we have been very proud to see these achievements recognised in different ways this year. 

Firstly, our Managing Director, Martin Austin, was awarded an MBE in a prestigious ceremony for his outstanding contribution to services to Accessibility in the Tourism & Entertainment Sectors.

Martin has also been shortlisted for the Executive Of The Year Award in TheTicketingBusiness Awards 2021. 

On being shortlisted, Martin Austin MBE said:

“I’m really taken aback at this shortlisting. Obviously our work comes from our expertise in working with disabled people so to be recognised for an industry-specific award amongst these amazing professionals is incredibly  humbling.”

Find out more about our award-winning Access Card scheme here.

To get your business involved with the Access Card scheme, please click here.

If you would like to know more about the different services offered by Nimbus Disability, please click here.