Monday, 25 April 2016

Access to Politics Event & Hustings #SP16 Edinburgh 29 April @InclusionScot

"Disabled and interested in being fully included in politics?

Inclusion Scotland is teaming up with Disability History Scotland to run a joint event on the theme of Access to Politics for disabled people. The first part of the event will fill you in on our Access to Politics advice and support service for disabled politicial activists and those who wish to become more active - including the brand new Democratic Participation Fund which will soon be offering financial assistance to disabled candidates wishing to be elected as Local Authority councillors in 2017.

The second part of the event will be an election hustings, hosted by Disability History Scotland, featuring candidates from the five parties who were represented in the Scottish Parliament in the previous session. We will be asking questions generated and agreed by the participants during the event, as well as giving parties the opportunity to turn the tables and ask disabled people a question of their own.

The event is free to attend, travel expenses are available for participants, we have put in a booking request for BSL interpreters and electronic notetakers (but please do let us know if you will need these or any other form of adjustment ASAP) and the event has lift access and accessible toilets. Parking can be booked upon request (there are also spaces nearby that could be used for free with a Blue Badge), and the venue is a short taxi ride from Waverly train station.

We are planning on livestreaming the event and allowing people to participate remotely over the internet for those unable to attend in person - apply to be sent details.

Macdonald Holyrood Hotel - 81 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AU - View Map

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