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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,488 Disability Gamechanger
    It's definitely important to stay safe @selfmed

    It sounds like the e-bike has made a big difference in getting you out and about :) I'm really impressed that you built it yourself 
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  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,488 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @RainbowFluff :) Which details in particular are you less comfortable sharing?

    We do ask for some details, like your name and email address, on the first page. If you select that you're not happy to receive communications from us, then we won't send you emails about our campaigns. Does that help? Let me know if there's anything you're unsure about! 
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  • RainbowFluff
    RainbowFluff Community member Posts: 8 Courageous
    edited August 2023
    My real name. What are you doing with the details you collect and is there a need to collect them if you are not using them?
  • Wibbles
    Wibbles Community member Posts: 1,552 Pioneering
    Is there a way to take part in this without sharing so many details about myself too?



    Hello Rainbowfluff
    Just tell us what you want to ... there is absolutely no rule about details....
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Scope Member Posts: 731 Pioneering
    I think many of the access issues with playgrounds transfer into the wider built environment.  
    Great insight @AdrianTagg :) I quite often feel as though playgrounds are a bit of a microcosm of the wider built environment. And they can teach children a lot about disability and accessibility from a young age.

    Thank you for your kind words!

    Hi Tory and all,
      As you know I have been doing this for some time in Cardiff.  And believe it or not the AM for parks and the community councillors are also on our side, whether there are Disabled children already using the site, or whether there are any bits of kit that are used to stimulate kids interaction.
      The investigation is easy and doesnt take long and together all disabled kids can enjoy the same facilities that other take for granted.
      Its the norm by us to see all kids enjoying the parks.
      All my kids are grown up so I borrow the grand kids.

    This section above is part of the other post:  and you are right if kids at a young age mix whether race, creed, or disabled or not then the norm is exactly that and when kids become young adults and then working adults there is no stigma attached to being disabled or different?
      Let me give you a sanerio what do you look like from the eyes of a disabled person?
      What if you were the only white person in a black community in Africa?
      What if you were a Catholic in the wrong part of Ireland?
      My point its all in your perception of what you see and think.  Your perception changes when all of a sudden you become disabled or ill and you have to depend on others.
      So why wait, if you are on here join in and remember its not all gloom and doom or poor me, but have a look at the jokes and poems become part of the scope family 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Campaigns Posts: 12,488 Disability Gamechanger
    Sorry, I totally missed this @RainbowFluff! If you're not comfortable using your real name, you don't have to :) Some people will just use their initials, or a nickname, for example. You might find it helpful to read our privacy policy if there's something you're feeling unsure about. But we do of course follow GDPR.
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  • johndtay
    johndtay Community member Posts: 25 Connected
    I think the initial idea of the gates on the playgrounds is keeping toddlers in the play area so they don't try and run off like some might. For this reason, I think gates were designed for these kind of users. Now the situation with width of buggies and mobility aids. The design of this area needs to be looked at again. I'm thinking dual gate width may be the solution. Its a case of keeping the youngsters inside these gates.

    I'm not worried about the older kids say above 10+ as they will have a good idea of how to stay safe from school and other sources. The younger people are still learning about safety from mainly parents and hopefully infant schools etc.
  • onebigvoice
    onebigvoice Scope Member Posts: 731 Pioneering
    I think many of the access issues with playgrounds transfer into the wider built environment.  
    Great insight @AdrianTagg :) I quite often feel as though playgrounds are a bit of a microcosm of the wider built environment. And they can teach children a lot about disability and accessibility from a young age.

    Thank you for your kind words!

    Hi Tory and all,
      As you know I have been doing this for some time in Cardiff.  We are looking at all parks and accesses in and around Cardiff, and infact the park around by me is being moved to the other side of the park closer to parking and is also having toilet facilities nearer as well.
      Its great since all schools are using this a project  and some of the ideas we have had are brilliant, because they are not restricted questions being asked.
      This project is not my idea but glad to have been in at the start to allow ALL kids time to be kids, without restraint's of disability.
      To me a Disability just means you do things differently, I shoot a bow with my left hand yet still enjoy the sport.
      Enquire at a council near you or look at the park near you where kids play.  See if the facilities are usable by all not just the few.  You could end up, up grading the park for every one.
  • Jimm_Scope
    Jimm_Scope Posts: 2,361 Scope online community team
    johndtay said:
    I think the initial idea of the gates on the playgrounds is keeping toddlers in the play area so they don't try and run off like some might. For this reason, I think gates were designed for these kind of users. Now the situation with width of buggies and mobility aids. The design of this area needs to be looked at again. I'm thinking dual gate width may be the solution. Its a case of keeping the youngsters inside these gates.

    I'm not worried about the older kids say above 10+ as they will have a good idea of how to stay safe from school and other sources. The younger people are still learning about safety from mainly parents and hopefully infant schools etc.
    I do wonder if kids are so young that they need a gate to prevent them just leaving then they should also have close adult supervision. I know parents can't watch their kids every single minute, but I wonder how much the gate actually "works" in it's intended purpose anyway.

    Hope there's a solution that works for everyone.
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  • greenleaf1980
    greenleaf1980 Community member Posts: 1 Listener
    Even if the kids can open gate, the time to take them to operate it is enough to allow a parent to stop them running into the nearby road traffic 

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