Weekly Poll Results – Accessible Tourism

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about accessible tourism. Question: Do you find it easy to find accessible holiday accommodation? YES/NO Your Feedback: 27% (11 respondents) said YES, that they do find it easy to find accessible holiday accommodation.  73% (30 respondents) said NO, they do not find it easy. Your Comments: “It is easy to find accommodation and over many years we have booked B&B, rented accommodation and hotels and only twice had refusals because of a guide dog” “I have only found 2 places in Scotland with any type of standing aid (which I need to
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Weekly Poll Results – Housing Adaptations

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about planning applications. We had a tremendous response and received lots of interesting comments. Question: Since 2014, have you needed to make any changes to your home because of your disability? YES/NO Your Feedback: 65% (17 respondents) said YES, that changes had been made to their homes since 2014 because of their disability. 35% said NO, changes had not been made to their homes. Your Comments: ”Plan and then try and have it done under your own steam as it may be cheaper and you’ll get what you want rather than
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Transport Scotland – Improving Parking in Scotland

Closing Date: Friday 30 June 2017 About this consultation Transport Scotland want your views on improving the management of parking across Scotland and making regulation more consistent. The consultation asks how Transport Scotland can improve the clarity of the laws of parking, what restrictions should be applied and the exceptions that should be granted. Transport Scotland also aimed this consultation to local authorities to ask them how they can deliver an integrated approach to managing parking, how we should tackle displacement of vehicles and support the town centre regeneration, as well as improving accessibility to all.     How to tell us what you think To
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Weekly Poll Results – Planning Applications

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about planning applications. We had a tremendous response and received lots of interesting comments. Question: Do you think local authorities should consult with Access Panels on all local planning applications? Your Feedback: 96% (46 respondents) said YES that local authorities should consult with Access Panels on all local planning applications, 4% (2 respondents) said NO, they should not. Your Comments: ”I think LA’s should consult with local Access Panels. Our Panel sees plans all the time and makes comment. This is crucial for public buildings” “I am a fervent advocate in
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Weekly Poll Results – Accessible Travel

Thank you to everyone who completed last week’s poll about  Accessible Travel. We had a tremendous response and received lots of interesting comments. Question: Are there barriers which prevent you from travelling on public transport. YES/NO Your Feedback: 90% (28 respondents) said YES they had experienced barriers which prevented them travelling on public transport because of their disability. 10% (3 respondents) said NO, they had not. Some comments: ” A severe lack of wheelchair accessible taxis away from town and city centres.” “Trains can be good and staff are helpful. Disability awareness training is important as it makes a real difference
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Draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017 – 2023

Closing Date: Wednesday 24 May 2017 About this consultation The Scottish Government and the Minister with responsibility for British Sign Language (BSL) has launched a consultation on the draft British Sign Language (BSL) National Plan 2017 – 2023. Throughout this document British Sign Language will be referred to as BSL. BSL is a language in its own right, with its own grammar, syntax and vocabulary. It is a language that enables many of our Deaf and Deafblind citizens learn, work, parent, be creative, live life to the full, and to make their contribution to our communities, our culture and our
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