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Useful links

Here are some links to other disability related organisations. This includes NGOs, News and Media, Sports Organisations and other bodies.

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.

Headway – the brain injury association 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. It also lists local groups and branches.

In Touch BBC Radio 4 – A weekly radio programme with news, views and information for people who are blind or partially sighted.

Newsround guide to disability – CBBC Newsround guide to disability.

NHS Choices – follow the link to visit the pages which give a wide variety of advice and information about living with disability, you can also read about disability and exercise.

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 (formerly English Federation of Disability Sports)

British Blind Sport

Wheelpower – British Wheelchair Sport

Cerebral Palsy Sport

Dwarf Sports Association UK

Special Olympics

Mencap Sport

UK Deaf Sport


Wheelchair Football Association

Metro Blind Sport

National Governing Bodies of sport


Angling Trust


Grand National Archery Society


England Athletics

Pentathlon GB

UK Athletics


Badminton England


Baseball Softball UK


Basketball England

GB Wheelchair Basketball Association


English Indoor Bowling Association


Amateur Boxing Association of England

Canoeing and Kayaking

British Canoeing


England and Wales Cricket Board


British Cycling

Equestrian Sport

British Equestrian Federation

Exercise, Movement and Dance

Exercise Movement and Dance Partnership


British Fencing Association


The Football Association

The Wheelchair Football Association


England Golf


British Gymnastics


England Handball Association


England Hockey


British Judo Association


English Lacrosse Association


British Mountaineering Council


England Netball


British Orienteering Federation


Rounders England


British Rowing


GB Wheelchair Rugby Association

Rugby Football League

Rugby Football Union

Rugby Football Union for Women


British Shooting


Snowsport England

Disability SnowSport UK

Squash & Racketball

England Squash & Racketball


Amateur Swimming Association


Table Tennis England


British Taekwondo


Lawn Tennis Association


British Triathlon


Volleyball England


British Water Ski & Wakeboard


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.

Leonard Cheshire Disability – Support for individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability

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 Acess information to the Palace of Westminster

The FARamadan 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 ‘Up in the Air’ report on air travel

EHRC Your rights to fly – revised 2014

EHRC Your Passport to a smooth journey

Disabled Persons Railcard

Making Transport Accessible to All

DPTAC – Disabled Persons Transport Advisory Committee

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