Over 1,000,000 people have now seen the comments of Ted Hill MBE, CEO of The British Polio Fellowship as he adds his voice to calls for greater disabled access to Britain’s top tourist attractions.
Research conducted by Vitalise discovered that out of 52 of the nation’s top 100 attractions nearly two thirds (63%) were not fully wheelchair accessible and a quarter (25%) had no disabled car park spaces at all. Upon reading these findings, Ted got in touch with the national press to voice his concern about this on behalf of The British Polio Fellowship.
Ted’s comments were featured in leading national newspapers, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph, with other national journalists expressing an interest in getting in touch and having further dialogue with the charity about disability issues. “Adding the voice of The British Polio Fellowship to national debates is vital,” explained Ted; “All too often, Polio is viewed as a forgotten disease and it is important that this perception is challenged. Boosting awareness of The British Polio Fellowship reminds the public that there are approximately 120,000 people who have had Polio now affected by Post Polio Syndrome (PPS) living in the UK in need of support.
“Issues like disabled access to tourist attractions are as important for those with Polio and PPS as for any other group with mobility issues – indeed with the onset of PPS, many members will be becoming increasingly concerned about disabled access and I see it as the role of the charity to speak up on their behalf.”
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