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Universal Access for Everyone 

Differently Abled Bowling Event
Start Date: 29 November, 2019
End Date: 30 November, 2019

Don’t miss this presentation with accomplished journalist and author, Mandy Latimore from Access Universal Solutions

EVENT: Universal Access for Everyone – the right way to make daily life accessible
DATE: Friday, 29 November
TIME: 16h00 – 17h00
VENUE: Plettenberg Bay Bowling Club (Challenge Drive, Plett)

Reserve your space and RSVP to 072 407 7643 | Cash bar; Lucky Draw. Chat to Mandy about your needs

 

About

In March 2018, Plett locals Rita and Mike Hardaker realised there was an urgent need to make life for ‘differently-abled’ people less challenging, and thus the campaign was born.

Working in conjunction with the Bitou Municipality and other role-players, the main focus initially was to improve wheelchair access to all public buildings and shopping areas and make the streets of Plett more manageable for those with mobility challenges.

With funds and hardware from public donations and time given by volunteers, the DAAC also helps challenged individuals realise a need or achieve a goal despite their handicap or situation. The DAAC is involved in various fund-raising events to pursue the aims of this non-profit organization. One aim close to Rita’s heart is to open up sports, particularly bowling, to differently-abled people.

Remember – your own health and physical ability can change in an instant, and you may one day need to use facilities specific to the differently-abled yourself.

 

50/50 Luck Draw

Tickets are R50 each; tickets can be purchased from Julie 072 407 7643 / Barry 072 8906238 / Rita 082 560 2606. The draw will happen on November 30th – PBBC’s ‘Day 4 Disability’ at the end of play.

PRIZE: 50% of the entire takings from sale of the tickets will go to the winning ticket holder/s. The other 50% goes into the fundraising pot.

 

More about Mandy Latimore

Accomplished journalist and author Mandy Latimore who shares her expertise on the disability tourism and business sector.

Mandy Latimore, a person with a disability, has extensive day-to-day experience of the overt and nuanced barriers that inhibit and/or prevent universal access for people with disabilities.

Mandy has been a tireless campaigner for the rights of all people with disabilities for Universal Access; that is, universal access to (inter alia) buildings, public and workspaces, transportation and accommodation.

Mandy’s commitment to ensure the rights of universal access has included being an active member on numerous working groups and various technical committees to ensure that appropriate and relevant policies are instituted at Government and Local Government level. Mandy has also been involved with other regulatory organisations such as the SABS and is recognised for having extensive and in-depth knowledge of current and proposed universal access legislation, the National Building Regulations and also International Best Practices.

Mandy works as a highly respected consultant within the disability sector and is a regular columnist to the Rolling Inspiration magazine published by QASA. Her articles provide reports on universally accessible hotels and tourist establishments to which Mandy has been invited to ensure compliance.

Under the auspices of QASA, Mandy has also written and published a well-regarded booklet that is used to ensure accessible bathrooms.

 

30 November | Day 4 Disability

Julie Deferville is an ordinary member and committee member of the Physically Disabled Bowlers of South Africa (PDBSA). At their June AGM, a decision was made for members to fundraise to ensure South Africa can send its team of differently-abled Protea bowlers to participate in the 2020 Disability World Championships in New Zealand.

The Eden District (bowling) Head office has instituted a fixture on the annual calendar for the first week in December titled ‘Disabled Awareness Week’ to begin in 2019. Thus, all Eden District bowling clubs will hold an annual fundraising tabs-in day to mark National Disability Awareness Month (November).

The Plettenberg Bay Bowling Club (Julie’s club) will be the flagship club to do this and is holding the inaugural fundraising event on Saturday, November 30th. They are expecting between 20-40 participants each from the Eden and Plett Bowling Clubs and 3 PDBSA members.

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