Designability had double the chance to showcase our work when, not one, but two High Sheriffs paid us a visit.
The High Sheriff of Somerset Thomas Sheppard and High Sheriff of Bristol Susan Davies were both given a tour of the workshop in Bath where our iconic Wizzybugs are made.
High Sheriff of Somerset Thomas Sheppard said, “Designability plays an incredibly important role working with disabled people. From its visionary Wizzybug Loan Scheme through to its important work on making electric vehicle charging more accessible, it is fantastic to see the work undertaken by this charity.
“Designability is flying the flag for the region throughout the UK and setting the standard for designing and engineering products and solutions with and for disabled people.”
High Sheriff of Bristol Susan Davies said, “Hundreds of thousands of disabled people across the globe have used products created by Designability to help them gain greater independence. From engineers and designers through to occupational therapists and fundraisers, the charity is a shining example of the difference that can be made through creative thinking and collaborative working.”
Chief Executive of Designability, Catharine Brown, said, “On behalf of everyone at Designability I would like to thank the High Sheriffs of Somerset and Bristol for giving us the opportunity to give them an insight into our important work.
“The local community is incredibly supporting of our work and it is fantastic to be able to show people the hard work going on behind the scenes, from refurbishing and building new Wizzybugs through to building prototypes of new innovations to help disabled people.”