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Disability organisations

This page provides details of other helpful disability and non-disability organisations including links to their websites.

Disability NGOs
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:

Activity Alliance

British Amputees and Les Autres Sports Association

British Blind Sport

Wheelpower – British Wheelchair Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport

Dwarf Sports Association UK

Special Olympics

Mencap Sport

UK Deaf Sport

Parasport

Wheelchair Football Association

Metro Blind Sport

National Governing Bodies of sport
Angling
Angling Development Board

Archery
Grand National Archery Society

Athletics
England Athletics

Pentathlon GB

UK Athletics

Badminton
Badminton England

Baseball
Baseball Softball UK

Basketball
England Basketball

GB Wheelchair Basketball Association

Bowling
English Indoor Bowling Association

Boxing
Amateur Boxing Association of England

Canoeing and Kayaking
British Canoe Union

Cricket
England and Wales Cricket Board

Cycling
British Cycling

Equestrian Sport
British Equestrian Federation

Exercise, Movement and Dance
Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership

Fencing
British Fencing Association

Football
The Football Association

The Wheelchair Football Association

Golf
England Golf Partnership

Gymnastics
British Gymnastics

Handball
England Handball Association

Hockey
England Hockey

Judo
British Judo Association

Lacrosse
English Lacrosse Association

Mountaineering
British Mountaineering Council

Netball
England Netball

Orienteering
British Orienteering Federation

Rounders
Rounders England

Rowing
British Rowing

Rugby
GB Wheelchair Rugby Association

Rugby Football League

Rugby Football Union

Rugby Football Union for Women

Shooting
GB Target Shooting Federation

Snowsport
Snowsport England

Disability SnowSport UK

Squash & Racketball
England Squash & Racketball

Swimming
Amateur Swimming Association

Tabletennis
English Table Tennis Association

Taekwondo
BTCB – Sport Taekwondo UK

Tennis
Lawn Tennis Association

Triathlon
British Triathlon

Volleyball
Volleyball England

Waterskiing
British Water Ski

Weightlifting
British Weight Lifters’ Association

Wrestling
British Wrestling Association

Yachting
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