Attitude is Everything improves Deaf and disabled people’s access to live music by working in partnership with audiences, artists and the music industry.
Disability Rights UK works to create a society where everyone with lived experience of disability or health conditions can participate equally as full citizens.
MENCAP is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
Disability news and media
Able Magazine – UK disability lifestyle magazine
Access Advisr – Reviews of football stadia accessibility
BBC Disability Sport – The latest Disability Sports news
BBC Ouch! – BBC online disability magazine
Changing Places – UK toilet map
DIAL UK – Information and Advice for Disabled People: DIAL UK is the national organisation for the DIAL network, which provides services to disability information and advice providers.
Disability Horizons – interesting and useful disability related magazine with articles and resources to help disabled people
Disability News Service – managed by John Pring, the news service focuses on issues such as discrimination, equality, independent living, disability benefits, poverty and human rights.
Disability Now – Website of Disability Now newspaper for those with an interest in disability; it includes news and features.
Headway – the National Head Injuries Association limited Brain injury association that promotes public awareness of all aspects of head injury and provides information, support and services to people with head injuries and the people around them. lists local groups and branches.
In Touch BBC Radio 4 – A weekly radio programme with news and information on blind and partial sight.
Newsround guide to disability – CBBC Newsround guide to disability
NHS website – follow the link to visit the pages which give a wide variety of advice and information about living with disability, you can also view a video about disability and exercise and also a case study about running with an artificial limb.
See Hear – BBC TV programme for Deaf and hard of hearing people
BBC My web, My way This site provides accessibility help, enabling computer users to make the most of the internet whatever their ability.
Clip From ‘Talk’ by Disability Rights Commission (UK) – Imagine being the only non-disabled person in a world of disabled people. Excellent satirical video.
National Disability Sport Organisations (NDSOs)
Would you like to participate in sport? Below are some great disability sports organisations that we recommend:
Wheelpower – British Wheelchair Sport
National Governing Bodies of sport
Angling Development Board
Grand National Archery Society
Baseball Softball UK
GB Wheelchair Basketball Association
English Indoor Bowling Association
Amateur Boxing Association of England
Canoeing and Kayaking
British Canoe Union
England and Wales Cricket Board
British Equestrian Federation
Exercise, Movement and Dance
Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership
British Fencing Association
The Football Association
The Wheelchair Football Association
England Golf Partnership
England Handball Association
British Judo Association
English Lacrosse Association
British Mountaineering Council
British Orienteering Federation
GB Wheelchair Rugby Association
Rugby Football League
Rugby Football Union
Rugby Football Union for Women
GB Target Shooting Federation
Disability SnowSport UK
Squash & Racketball
England Squash & Racketball
Amateur Swimming Association
English Table Tennis Association
BTCB – Sport Taekwondo UK
Lawn Tennis Association
British Water Ski
British Weight Lifters’ Association
British Wrestling Association
Royal Yachting Association
Other bodies and information
UK Sport – Responsible for investing in high performance sport in the UK
SportsAid – The charity for sports people, helping the next generation of young British sportsmen and women to succeed
Sporting Equals – Promoting ethnic diversity across sport and physical activity
Centre for Access to Football in Europe (CAFE) – CAFE works with supporters, clubs and governing bodies towards one clear aim – a more accessible and inclusive matchday experience for disabled supporters across Europe.
Women’s Sport and Fitness Foundation – An organisation committed to improving and promoting opportunities for women and girls in sport at every level
The Equality Standard – The first ever equality Standard for sport was launched in November 2004. It is a framework for assisting sports organisations to widen access and reduce inequalities in sport and physical activity from under represented individuals, groups and communities.
UK-SA – The UK Sports Association for People with Learning Disability (UKSA) is the disability specific, National Governing Body in the UK for sport and people with learning disability.
Association for Real Change – ARC’s mission is to champion the development of high quality person centred services for everyone with a learning disability within the UK. Find out more about ARC’s mission, values, aims and objectives.
Action for Access – Leonard Cheshire’s website campaigning for better access for disabled people to shops and businesses in the UK.
Assistance Dogs UK – A coalition of assistance dog organisations that encourages the exchange of ideas and best practice amongst its members, raises awareness amongst the general public and promotes behavioural and legislative changes to ensure the freedom, independence and rights of its clients.
The Football Ground Guide – A comprehensive guide to football stadiums in the UK & Ireland
Houses of Parliament – Disabled Access information to the Palace of Westminster
The FA – Ramadan and Football Factsheet. The fact sheet has been created as an educational resource for all participants in the game.
Tishri and Football Factsheet – To raise awareness of Tishri and it’s wider impact on football, the FA have produced a Tishri & Football Factsheet providing leagues, counties, clubs and players with information on what Tishri is and what it means to the football family.
MASIS – the Mobility and Support and Information Service including Motoring, Lifestyle, Travel, Shopping and News.
SENDirect – Activities, information and reviews website for families of children with disabilities.
Transport and Travel
Trailblazers report on air travel – Up in the air
LPF Summary of Trailblazers ‘ Up in the air’ Report Key Findings
EHRC Your rights to fly – revised 2014
EHRC Your Passport to a smooth journey – updated 2014
Rail Travel Made Easy
Disabled Persons Railcard
Disabled Motorist Federation
Making Transport Accessible to All
DPTAC – Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee
Transport for London – Accessibility Guides for tube and river services, taxis, buses and assisted travel, fares and tickets, discounted travel.
Transport for London – Transport Accessibility
National Rail – Nearest stations to sporting venues
Rica – Accessible Public Transport
Changing Places – Find a Toilet
Visit England – Planning your visit
Airport Guides: Heathrow – Accessibility Guide
Airport Guides: Gatwick – Accessibility Guide
Airport Guides: Birmingham – Accessibility Guide
Airport Guides: Manchester – Accessibility Guide