We are pleased to share that we won best Accessible Organisation at the Scope Disability Equality Awards on Thursday 27 October.
Shining a light on equality champions
The Scope Disability Equality Awards recognise and celebrate the achievements of people who:
- campaign for disability equality
- change attitudes
- bring about social change
The Accessible Organisation category rewards organisations for inclusion and accessibility. This could be for creating an inclusive workplace or for developing products and services with accessibility and disabled people in mind.
Recognition for our Wizzybug Loan Scheme
Scope recognised our Wizzybug Loan Scheme for the independence it gives to disabled children at a similar time to non-disabled children. So they can enjoy more opportunities to play and interact with their friends and family.
Catharine Brown, Chief Executive for Designability, spoke when collecting the award:
“The reason why we make it [Wizzybug] is because powered mobility is rarely available to young, disabled children on the NHS.
“They are often provided either with an adapted pushchair for someone else to push them in or a manual wheelchair that they can’t use.
“So by providing a powered wheelchair to these young disabled children, we’re not just providing them with mobility. We are providing them with the ability to make a choice about where they go and to be independent.”