Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup
Cast your mind back to 2010 – a time before the London 2012 Games, and you might remember that Qatar won the fierce bid to host the FIFA 2022 World Cup. It was a watershed moment with the global tournament awarded to the Middle East for the first time in its 92-year history.
Since then there has been much publicity around Qatar’s readiness. Not just as a hosting nation in football terms, but as a host to the millions of visitors that will pass through its doors. Over 2.89 million tickets have been sold to the 64 matches taking place, set on a global stage. But what does this mean for the millions of fans hoping to attend with a disability? Continue reading Disability Access in Qatar Ahead of the FIFA 2022 World Cup
Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK
As a disabled individual, you undoubtedly know that you face extra challenges when travelling. Even in the UK, which is one of the most accessible countries for travel as a disabled person, there is still a long way to make it a comfortable and empowering experience.
In the UK, we’re lucky to live in one of the most accessible countries for travellers in the world. However, even in a country like the UK, challenges remain. In 2019, it’s estimated that disabled adults made 26% fewer trips than those without a disability. The gap is even more significant for the elderly aged 65+.
Not only do disabled persons face challenges when it comes to a lack of accessible equipment and infrastructure, but also information and personal aid (when required). Continue reading Wheelchair Accessible Train Travel in the UK
A great article by Martyn Sibley which we thought was definitely worth sharing: “How to feel more comfortable discussing disability” (click on the link below):
How to feel more comfortable discussing disability
Continue reading How To Feel More Comfortable Discussing Disability
1. Around 15 per cent of the world’s population live with disabilities. They are the world’s largest minority (WHO)
2. 40% of the 1.2 billion people with disabilities worldwide live below the poverty line (IDCC)
3. 50% of all people with disabilities can’t afford healthcare
4. In developing countries, 90% of children with disabilities do not attend schools (UNESCO)
Continue reading Strive Mobility supports WeThe15. It’s time for change!
Do you need a getaway after the hustle and bustle of the holidays? You should consider heading to one of the most-visited cities in the world – London! After spending the day visiting popular tourist destinations, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge and the London Eye, you’ll be ready for a rest. Here, we list 10 wheelchair accessible hotels in London to make the most of your visit. Continue reading 10 Wheelchair Accessible Hotels in London