Monthly Archives: July 2019
The below information is from https://walkingonair.org.uk/
If you are disabled and really want wings, come and try an Air Experience flight in our two seat dual hand controlled training glider at Portmoak Airfield, near Kinross in Fife, Scotland some 25 miles from Edinburgh.
We operate from the Scottish Gliding Union, which is the largest gliding club in Scotland and the third largest in the UK. The local scenery is superb, with marvellous views from the air of local Loch Leven and the Lomond hills. Continue reading
This is part of Rimini’s charity work in the UK and USA.
Chair of Disabilities Fife Charles Litster said “Our computers at the moment are badly in need of a replacement. Therefore, as a result we will be able to operate more effectively meeting the needs of members, general public, and Fife Council”,
Charles added “It will greatly assist with our Access Panel work when we are on site looking at Access issues”
“Therefore we give the Rimini Street Foundation a big thank you”
Shared surface streets (sometimes called a level surface) are where the road and pavement are built at the same level, removing the kerb so that cars, buses, cyclists and pedestrians share the same surface. In some cases, controlled crossings (pelican crossings) are also removed.
Shared surface streets are dangerous for people with a vision impairment, who rely upon the presence of the kerb to know they are on the pavement and not in the road.
The shared surface concept is intended to be a way to provide:
- an attractive street environment with slower traffic
- less street clutter
- a people friendly space
Guide Dogs has been campaigning against the use of shared surface streets as part of our Streets Ahead campaign, supported by organisations representing disabled people across the disability sector, older people and other groups.
For more information go to The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association website
You can hire for free 4 mph mobility scooters at Loch Leven’s Larder, The Boathouse Bistro & Loch Leven Lodges so you can access the path around Loch Leven. Continue reading
Wheelchair Loan Depot at St Andrews Community Hospital
The service is there to provide a short term loan to people who are returning home early from hospital, to enable people to stay at home during an illness or even to assist with mobility whilst on holiday. They also provide temporary help to those waiting for long-term equipment from health or social services. Continue reading
AbilityNet provides free IT support to help older people and people with disabilities to use technology to achieve their goals.
We have a network of friendly volunteers who can help with most major computer systems, laptops, tablet devices and smartphones.