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Gatwick produces films to encourage people with disability to travel

woman in wheelchair at the Gatwick Airport
Photo: Gatwick Airport

To encourage people with a disability to travel, Gatwick has today published three new videos that show the journey through the airport from the perspective of someone in a wheelchair and someone who is partially sighted.The films are designed to inspire confidence by demonstrating the possibilities for independent or semi-independent travel – and show what travelling through Gatwick Airport is like from the perspective of two frequent flyers.

Included in the films is a demonstration of how the airport’s special assistance service works and other initiatives to help make passengers’ journeys smoother.  The films have also been published in October – one of the busiest months for disabled travellers now that the schools have returned from summer holidays.

Jack Bigglestone-Silk, Accessibility Manager, Gatwick Airport said: “We’ve been working hard to improve accessibility for all our passengers and these videos show, not only how far we’ve come, but how we are still continuing to work on improvements. We want to be the UK’s most accessible airport and it’s important that we continue to work with passengers, charity partners and other experts to make that ambition a reality.”

Gatwick also recently announced a new independent panel – made up of experts in the travel needs of disabled passengers and people with reduced mobility – to help shape Gatwick’s accessibility strategy and improve services for disabled passengers.

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