It’s Monday afternoon and I’m sitting at Carlisle train station with a Salted Caramel Latte and writing this blog waiting for my train.I’m off to Edinburgh today for the RI World Congress on Disability. Over 1,000 experts in Disability come together from all across the world with the aim of creating a more inclusive world and accessible for all. Over three days there are workshops, presentations, speeches, fringe events from across the looking at all aspects that relate to the lives of Disabled people.
Day one focuses on Employment, Education and Skills which looks at how polices can be put into practice to allow people with disabilities to access education, employment and training. This is what The Usual Place does, I’m so looking forward to this day and to see what I can learn from other countries while at the same time spreading the word about The Usual Place.
The focus of day two looks at how it is best to support people with disabilities to live independently through policies and practical information. Also building on from the previous day with sessions on UK employment . Well this is what I do everyday, I adapt to what I do everyday to fit around my dyspraxia and I work to be able to do this.
And day three looks at how we can take ideas from around the world to help us make the world more accessible and inclusive for everyone. Well in theory is the conclusion of the whole Congress and the ultimate aim to happen in this world.
Now my feelings are mixed, I’m excited but nervous too. It does help that Sue and Ged will be there too which gives me some comfort.
Look out for blog updates throughout the week and when I come home plus my usual facebook and Twitter updates too!