Welcome to Scotland’s Access Panels
Unique to Scotland, Access Panels are groups of disabled volunteers who work together to improve physical access and wider social inclusion in their local communities. The network is managed by Disability Equality Scotland.
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Make your mark
I would like to thank everyone involved in the Access Panel Networks. The work you do as volunteers, working together to improve the physical access and wider social inclusion for your local communities, your knowledge and your expertise are invaluable.Christina McKelvie MSP
Disability Equality Accessibility Learning (DEAL)
Our new e-learning course is self paced and provides a certification upon completion. Access Panel members can undertake the course for free!
Access Panels adapt to remote working as a response to the pandemic
Three Access Panels recognised for outstanding contribution at the Scottish Sensory Awards
15-year anniversary of the Access Panel Network
The Scottish Disability Equality Forum changes its name to Disabilty Equality Scotland
There are 32 Access Panels in Scotland
The Scottish Government supports Access Panels via the Access Panel Grant
The Scottish Disability Equality Forum is set up by Access Panels
There are 26 Access Panels in Scotland
There are 13 Access Panels in Scotland
Secretary of State for Scotland requests that local authorities appoint an access officer.