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Accessible Travel Conference

This unmissable conference, celebrates the bravery, determination and ambitions of Scotland’s disabled people.

It showcases inspirational work by young disabled groups, offers insight into Scotland’s business community to make meaningful changes and seeks to offer each of the 275 invitees the opportunity of viewing accessibility through a new lens into what makes life very challenging for around 20% of our population. This conference asks one thing from its attendees – that when leaving – will you leave as a champion for Scotland’s aspirations on accessible travel, by enabling all its disabled citizens to travel with the same freedom, choice, dignity and opportunity as other citizens?

It is a packed day in an excellent venue, it’s interactive and layered with humour, knowledge and experiences. Michael Matheson Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure and Connectivity will open the event, there is also a fantastic range of guest speakers appearing.

Please note that the tickets are being issued on a first come, first served basis and there are a limited number of tickets remaining, so to avoid disappointment, please book your place today using the link below and by clicking on the register button.

To ensure that you receive the best experience when you attend the conference on 7 March, please complete our short survey in which you can indicate if you have any specific dietary or accessibility requirements. The link can be found on the bottom of the invitation description.

There is also a buggy service operating from the SEC multi-storey car park direct to the front door of the venue. If you would require this service, please let us know via question 3 on the survey form. If you have any questions regarding the conference, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Armstrong, Team Leader Accessible Travel Policy, Scottish Government, on 0131 244 1165 or Mark Hoskins on 0131 244 3510.’