This exhibition has been developed in partnership with Peterborough’s Disability Forum facilitated by PCVS, with particular support from RNIB, Scope, Shine, along with contributions from other groups and individuals.
Socially Accessible focuses on a 50-year period where the growth of user led organisations pushed for not just legislative change but a change in attitudes. The social model was developed by disabled people who could see that they were disabled by environmental, attitudinal, and organisational barriers in society rather than their impairment or difference. It is these barriers in society that lead to disabled people experiencing exclusion and discrimination.
Through this exhibition we want to create an accessible space for everyone that reflects the diverse needs of all in society. This is a work in progress and as much as we would love to hear what we have done right; we really want to know what we could do better.