18 July 2012 Updates on Cinemas, Northern Ireland, Work Experience and Tennis!
It's been another busy week for Trailblazers campaigners across the UK.
On Wednesday we attended the first meeting of the new cinema Physical Access Working Group. The group has been set up as a result of our Lights, Camera, Access campaign and is an opportunity for Trailblazers and other organisation to regularly meet and raise issues with representatives from Odeon, Cineworld, Vue and independent cinemas.
At the meeting we learnt that the cinema companies have funded a new staff disability awareness training video, based on many of the recommendations from our Big Picture report and the Cinema Exhibitors' Association have put together new guidelines on cinema design.
Vue and Cineworld have also now created online access information that can be found by simply visiting the company homepage and adding '/accessibility'. e.g.
On Saturday Trailblazers in Northern Ireland met in Belfast to take their national investigation to the next stage and are now planning to complete a report by the end of 2012.
We also had Hannah-Lou Blackall volunteering in the office in London this week, and she wrote up what she got up to in this blog.
The week was rounded off by an exciting blog from Cumbrian Trailblazer Carrie-Ann Lightley who described her recent trip to see tennis at Wimbledon.
To find out what's being discussed on the Facebook group, see here.