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Disabled People Give Beauty Spot Thumbs Up For Accessibility

Published on: 10 Sep, 2014
Updated on: 12 Sep, 2014

On the launch day of the Accessible Britain Challenge (September 4), a group of disabled people, all members of the Surrey Coalition of Disabled People, visited Box Hill near Dorking to see for themselves how accessible the site is.

Pictured are members of Surrey Coalition and Box Hill head ranger Mark Dawson of the National Trust (blue jacket).

Pictured are members of Surrey Coalition and Box Hill head ranger Mark Dawson from the National Trust (dark blue jacket).

Surrey Coalition is based in Burpham, Guildford, and events co-ordinator Alison White said: “We were met by head ranger Mark Dawson from the National Trust who – after explaining that Box Hill is a site of scientific interest, an area of outstanding natural beauty and a conservation area – took us to the viewpoint which is currently being refurbished.

images“Everyone had plenty of ideas on how the site could be more accessible to people with sensory impairments as well as those with mobility difficulties, but overall a good effort has been made.”

SurreyCoalition_logo110The Accessible Britain Challenge was launched by the Minister for Disabled People, Mark Harper, to try and break down the barriers that disabled people face in their everyday life. The government wants to challenge all communities to do more.

For more information about Surrey Coalition or the Accessible Britain Challenge, contact Text: 07780933053. Tel: 01483 456558

Surrey Coalition of Disabled People, Room GF41, Astolat, Coniers Way, Burpham, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7HL.

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