We Can Access is a platform where people with disabilities and special educational needs (SEN), their families and carers can find support and information about how to access places, services and goods. We focus on accessibility for all.
We have 4 areas :
Discussion boards -- Join in the conversations around everyday issues (e.g. transport, education, employment, etc.) and talk to other families and professionals that can help and support you. Our boards are safe and anonymous, so you can chat freely and post questions you might be uncomfortable asking elsewhere.
A review area -- where you can search and leave quick and easy reviews of places that do access well and it's not just about physical accessibility, it highlights sensory features or when the staff go that extra mile too! Tell us about the hidden gems near you.
Blogs -- read blogs from people with access needs, find out about their conditions or what good accessibility and inclusion looks like.
A marketplace -- for accessible goods - ranging from adapted clothing, to waterless shampoo!
David Bara (MEd PGCE MBa HONS) has 15 years in the field of special educational needs as a teacher, university lecturer, researcher and parent.
Emma Bara (MSc BSc HONS) is a parent of SEND children and has over 20 years in the field of sustainability and community engagement.
What drives us? Our children, one of whom is a brain tumour survivor, and the desire to make the world more accessible and inclusive for them and for families like ours.
Accessibility and inclusion are vital for a more economically and socially sustainable future.