Online Event: Lothian Buses and MS Society – Driving Accessibility Standards

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Lothian Buses and the MS Society are hosting an online event to discuss and influence accessibility standards on Wednesday 1 September, 18:00 – 19:15.

Lothian Buses are committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment in which disabled individuals, families and anyone with addition access needs can feel confident and safe.

The company acknowledge that accessing the community after this pandemic will be an anxious time for many people, most of all those who have been shielding for much of the last 18 months. Over the next 12 months isolation will be at an all-time high and as a public transport provider, they accept their role in creating a safe environment for people to travel with confidence so that all individuals, especially those with disabilities, feel able to access their community again.

Morna Simpkins, MS Society Director for Scotland will be joined by Lothian’s Accessibility and Inclusion Officer, Olivia Sklenar, to discuss current accessibility standards. Olivia will also share Lothian’s plans for the next couple of years, including their Hidden Disabilities Campaign and Try a Bus Events.

This is an interactive online session and participants will be encouraged to share their lived experiences of using public transport so we can explore together what you need and expect from your bus service.

If you have MS, or a friend of loved one does, and you live in Edinburgh or the neighbouring communities, please join us share what’s important to you when using public transport.

For details on how to join, sign up on Eventbrite