One of the key achievements from Orkney Access Panel this summer was to persuade councillors to navigate the streets of Kirkwall in wheelchairs. It made them more aware of some of the issues, and raised public awareness of the issues too – there was coverage on Orkney Radio and in the Orcadian.
Morven Brooks, Communications Manager from Scottish Disability Equality Forum travelled to Orkney and held a Disability Roadshow. This was well attended by panel members, council employees and members of the public.
Not only were important issues raised and discussed but it also raised the profile of the Access Panel and the work we do in Orkney.