Welcome to the homepage for 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.  Access Panels are pan-disability groups meaning they don’t focus on just one disability but look at accessibility in the broadest possible sense.

As the umbrella body for Access Panels in Scotland, Disability Equality Scotland offers support and training opportunities to help Access Panels operate more efficiently, link together as a network and learn from each other.  Disability Equality Scotland also advocates for Access Panels at a national level, ensuring policy makers and government are aware of the needs of disabled people and act to include them in policy and decisions they take.

This website provides a platform for Access Panels and the public to interact as well as providing the information, support and resources that will help them to deliver their aims & objectives.

If you have any questions about Access Panels in Scotland or any of Disability Equality Scotland’s work then please get in touch with us using the details in the contact us page.