As a disability consultancy company we aim to enhance accessibility around Wales and Wednesday saw us mark the launch of a new accessible play area in Cilfynydd.
The inaccessibility of the play area was brought to our attention by Mia Thorne, an inspirational young lady who has a desire to help highlight the inaccessibility that people with disabilities face. Mia wants to make play areas, housing and education accessible for people with varying disabilities.
I am really pleased with the end result of this play area; it’s excellent and very accessible. This project highlights the importance of joint working, it is a collaboration between ourselves, Mia, officers from Rhondda Cynon Taff council, Vikki Howells AM and councillors Barrie Morgan and Ann Crimmings.
In this day and age it is vitally important to strive towards an inclusive society and people with disabilities are able to use the park with comfort and ease. With such a positive example of what can be done to help empower people with disabilities we should be encouraging people to use these facilities and not abuse them. It is important to ensure that these play areas are cared for, Councillor Barrie Morgan says the following:
“If we are investing in our community it is important for the community to invest too.”
I would like to congratulate Rhondda Cynon Taff council on taking accessibility seriously and ensuring that children with disabilities can play too.