Disability Watford

Disability Watford

At a glance

Causes

  • Campaigning
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Physical disabilities

Other details

Organisation type: 
Charity
Geographical remit: 
Local

Objectives

DISABILITY WATFORD is Watford & District’s Disability Access Group.

We are a charity run by people with a disability, to help others with a disability, their family, friends, carers, personal assistants or for anyone who has an interest in the problems surrounding disability matters.

We are a united voice working together to influence decision makers and campaigning to remove physical, communicational, and attitudinal barriers in our community.

Disability Watford (DW) exists to:

  • Identify the needs of people with a disability in the area
  • Inform decision makers and service providers of the issues around all types of disability
  • Help those with a disability with information
  • Campaign for Equality and inclusion in our community
  • Form links between disability groups and individuals in the Watford area
  • Develop partnerships with statutory bodies, voluntary and community groups
  • Co-operate with local organizations, businesses, service providers and agencies in gaining an accessible service delivery

The board of trustees consist of individuals with variety of disabilities.  For example blind, visually impaired, sufferers of MS, Polio, Stroke, etc. and include both ambulant disabled and Wheelchair users.

DW is contacted regularly by people seeking information of the issues surrounding being disabled.

Activities

Disability Watford campaigns to break down the physical, communicational and attitudinal barriers that people with a disability struggle with on a day to day basis, whilst using public services, shops and businesses.

The campaigns, forums and access expertise are only a part of what DW delivers to the local community.  DW also is the first point of contact for information on different disability matters.  More details of DW’s campaigns and services can be found on our Campaigning page and Services page respectively.

Briefly they include

A. Access audits and advice.

B. Braille We can now produce different versions of Braille on our embossers, we can also reformat the printed word into other formats.

C. Campaigning, Consultation and communicating; DW draws from its local membership of individuals with variety disabilities providing a balanced view in responding to consultations.  The same rich mix add value to campaigns which are vigorously pursued.

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