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Director: Ted Pottage

ted-pottageTed has been involved with Accessibility Campaigning now for over 25 years, starting with extra time and the use of word processing in GCSE exams by pupils with dyslexia, then following the DDA 1995, for hearing loops in shops and at conferences from 1997.

Currently Ted is a member of the Hard of Hearing forum and Let’s LOOP Surrey, but this doesn’t limit his interest to just one Sensory issue. Since becoming Chair of DANS Ted has had the help of a disparate group who have helped him gain a better understand of a wider range of disability issues.

His view on accessibility can be summed up as “Essential for everyone, since we all hope to age well” something exemplified by dipped kerbs that are vital for users of wheelchairs and mobility scooters, but also a great improvement for parents and grandparents with children in buggies.

Ted truly is a champion for equal access for people with any impairment – “Access for all”.