Every year, Scope runs the ‘Scope Disability Equality awards’ where they “recognise and celebrate the achievements of people who; campaign for disability equality and bring about social change”. There are various categories with nominees such as ‘media moment’ which is an award that recognises a moment involving disabled people that really had a powerful impact on encouraging disability equality, and ‘young campaigner’ which is aimed at recognising a young disabled person who is speaking out and taking action on issues that they believe in, and many more categories.
Here at Transreport, we are so thrilled to announce that this year, the Passenger Assistance app has been nominated under ‘Accessible Organisation’. As a company that has aimed to create an app that works to simplify travel for disabled people, giving more spontaneity and making booking rail assistance easier, we are incredibly proud that this work is being acknowledged alongside so many other great companies such as AccessAble and Nimbus Disability: The Access Card.
Companies such as AccessAble are huge in the disability/accessibility world! Their app allows disabled people to research any accessibility information on locations and venues beforehand and assess whether it is accessible enough. Every venue has been checked in person by a trained surveyor. Another company nominated under the same category as us is Nimbus Disability, another great app for disabled people. The Access Card is used by more than 30,000 disabled people at major UK venues such as Alton towers and Buckingham palace. You can see the full list of nominees on the Scope website!
Judging for the awards takes place throughout the 18th-22nd of July and although not all the categories are open for public voting, we wanted to share the great news with all of our app users!
The judges this year are a range of high-profile disabled people with a range of expertise and each are in charge of judging their own categories. For example, Samantha Renke is an actress, presenter and disability rights campaigner and is judging the ‘Accessible Organisation’ and ‘Young Campaigner’ categories. Another judge on this year’s panel is Dan Edge, a performer and activist and is judging the ‘Campaign’ and ‘Role model’ categories. There are over 15 judges and 9 categories this year, all with very deserving nominees! The winners are expected to be announced this Autumn so we’re super excited to find out the results and share it with you all.