Wednesday 18th November 2020
Participants will receive an email with the link and access details in advance of the session.
Topics to be covered and discussed:
Attitudes towards disability in the outdoors have changed very significantly in recent years with development of the GB paraclimbing team, media presence, Climbing for All course and the Indoor Climbing Assistant which enables a disabled person to gain an NGB.
The first hour of this session will focus on how we view a person with a disability and how much this can impact on opportunities. The second hour will be advice on engaging disabled people into activities and understanding & simplifying paperwork to reduce administrative barriers to access but maintaining a safe and enjoyable environment.
Access to the session through Zoom software via laptop/tablet or phone.
Dr John Crosbie is the former Principle of the Lake District Calvert Trust a centre at the leading edge of providing activities for disabled people. John has continued to volunteer and work in the disability sector with involvement in the BMC Equity Steering Group and IOL Adventure for All.
Dave Hollingham is a senior instructor at the Bendrigg Trust another centre at the leading edge of developing accessible outdoor activities.
Graeme Hill has volunteered for the BMC for over 10 years and was instrumental in the starting of the GB paraclimbing team and is one of the main providers of the MTA Climbing for All course.