the following descriptions are from the Friendly Access website
1) Angela (from Friendly Access) = helped with web design
Angela lives in North East Scotland with her husband Roddy, 2 boys, 2 cats and an assistance dog in training too. Angela’s oldest son has had an autism diagnosis since the age of 9. School has been a struggle for him and it was through Angela’s wish for understanding of the autism spectrum that she came to Friendly Access.
She says “In 2014 I was at an Autism conference in Elgin and met Glyn and Kev. They were talking about surfing for those on the Autism spectrum. Our son had had a particularly hard year in Primary 7 and surfing came along at just the right time for him. He really enjoyed it and I knew then that I would like to be involved with helping peoples lives become better regardless of their disabilities.”
Her son is now 16 and doing well at college with his trainee assistance dog Tyson beside him.
works as an IT manager at Friendly Access, she also has a buisness go support it here GSL Cuts UK
2) Glyn Morris (From Friendly Access)= Media and External Relations
the following article is from Friendly Access “A family trip to the theatre ended in disaster, after Glyn’s son was asked to leave as a result of his disability only 10 minutes into the performance of ‘Wicked’ at the London Victoria Apollo in July 2011, it captured the hearts of many across the UK. Rather than pointing the finger of blame, Glyn’s focus was in creating a platform for the UK Theatre industry to discuss ways forward and ensure a positive experience for everyone to enjoy, regardless of disability or condition. As a result, Relaxed Performances were catapulted into mainstream theatres across the UK and remain in place today. Glyn continues to work closely with The National Theatre of Scotland, Dundee Rep and Eden Court. Believing that, “whilst an impairment cannot be changed, the environment often can, thus making the environment the disabling factor”, Glyn created Friendly Access in 2014, a charity with a holistic approach aimed at improving accessibility across Scotland through Technology, Sport and Education. “We live in an evolving society where we are see a growing trend towards improved access, and although this is greatly welcomed, we also see many situations over engineered, bogged down through thought process. What gives the greatest pleasure, is seeing how sometimes the smallest changes can carry the biggest impact. There is also a pressing need for better access under ‘reasonable adjustments’ for people with disabilities/conditions less apparent. It should never be assumed someone requires any less support dependant upon the visibility of their disability or condition.”. Glyn also states, “I welcome the day the word ‘inclusion’ will no longer be required.”
More Info on both of them on the Freindly Access Website Here