McKevitt supports call for disabled access

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Thursday, April 19th, 2012
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SDLP Arts spokesperson Karen McKevitt MLA has supported a call for disabled people to check out the 400 arts and cultural facilities across the north for accessibility.

Speaking to Newry Times, McKevitt said that the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister had put its Draft Disability Strategy out to consultation.

“I hope as many people as possible will make their views known. There is a public meeting in Newry next week which I would like to see well attended. Of course, the real experts on access are people of disability and Adapt NI, which works for better access, has come up with an interesting idea. They want tourists and others with a disability to visit and rate the 400 facilities.”

Supporting this, McKevitt insisted it was an ‘excellent idea’ and she added, “It should be facilitated at all levels. It is not just about wheelchair ramps, it is about all people being able to participate as fully as possible in all the activities and experiences which are provided in all our facilities.”


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