Welcome to another Nimbus update – this one has some exciting news on the further growth of CredAbility – the tool for you to promote your services and accessibility to Disabled and Older People.
House of Commons
We’re extremly proud to have been invited by Shadow Minster for Disabled People Anne Maguire to launch CredAbility from the House of Commons in July. This really is testimony to what a great and unique tool CredAbility is.
With us on the day will be a range of our CredAble providers from across all 3 sectors; Voluntary, Statutory and Private. You can read more below about a couple of recent accreditations.
You may want to know the numbers relating to disability to see whether investing in responding to it is worthwhile. We have taken some time to pull together an Infographic on the statistics around lack of accessibility and the business case for making sure you act – it has some shocking figures that will make you realise there is definitly an argument for improving access:
See the whole thing here
A complete overhaul on the websites makes the split between Nimbus and CredAbility a little clearer – making it much easier for us to use the CredAbility site as a kind of a ‘Shop Window’ for CredAble providers. The CredAbility site will now be focused entirely on informing disabled people of what CredAble providers are doing and how to access them.
As always the we have some more exciting developments underway to add to the Nimbus / CredAbility offer to help you get the most out of them.
Watch this space.
We have a few dates for the diary for you this time round:
Disability Equality Training: 4th September
Providing Goods and Services Training: 2nd October
Employing Disabled People Training: 23rd October
Do What You Want Live: 31st October
The usual discounts are available for CredAble organisations by entering your promotional code on the ticket form. If you’ve not had your code please contact Jules.
Congratuilations goes to The Roundhouse for being the very first full Verified Accessible Venue. For those of you in the Midlands you will immediatly recognise the iconic Roundhouse and will be aware of its recent refurbishment. Others will recognise it as a regular TV venue for shows such as Question Time.
We have ourselves hosted events at The Roundhouse and have always been impressed by the way accessiblity was given thought in the reburbishment process and are proud to give them the first Accessibility Accreditation.
Its vitally important to acknowledge just how much of a factor accessibility is in choosing a venue for any kind of event where you expect even small crowds. The more people at an event, whether its a beer festival or a wedding, the more likely people with a wide range of impairments are going to be in attendance. Roundhouse certainly recognise this and see the CredAbility Mark as an endorsement which will make them a venue of choice.
Congratulations also goes to the Derbyshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust who are the first Public Sector Body to achieve accreditation for service delivery and accessibility for one of their Substance Missuse units. Again, another refurb which took into account accessibility.
Full presentations of the awards to each of the above providers will be happening in the coming weeks – make sure you stay on top of the twitter etc and the website for the full Press Releases and Photos.