What’s On At Disability Expo?
Interactive Accessible Home
We want all delegates to feel Centre Stage at Disability Expo! The main stage will deliver entertaining and inclusive content from a variety of acts. Including comedy from Britain’s Got Talent finalist Eva Abley, a live episode of The Grumpy Gits Show podcast, an Inclusive Fashion Show and a live performance of the Disability Expo anthem by J Grange. There will also be a panel discussion from Innovate UK’s Award winners.
An important aspect of our event is empowering those with lived experience of disability to have their voice heard on the issues that matter to them. We will offer a safe space for delegates to discuss and share their experiences with one another, and feel a sense of unity. The People’s Panel will be a forum-style theatre where pressing issues and key topics will be discussed by key influential and knowledgeable panelists.
Community Clinic & Charity Zone
Disability Expo will enhance access to care in the community through a dedicated Community Clinic and Charity Zone. Delegates can get an appointment with a Health Professional free of charge, receive advice and start or speed up the process of care services. Further support will also be available in the Charity Zone. Discover charitable organisations that offer vital services and impartial advice, which may be able to help you improve your quality of life.
We are working with our Charity Partner Phab to bring you a zone full of fun and inclusive activities. People of all abilities are invited to come together in trying something new. If sports are your bag we will have taster sessions in Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby and Boccia. Express yourself creatively in a drama workshop with Adelle Spindlove. More activities to be announced, there is guaranteed to be something for everyone.
Powered by Adapt-IT, our Gaming Zone gives delegates the opportunity to trial the latest assistive gaming technology. On both days there will be multiple gaming areas supporting differing levels and types of disability. Enter competitions, watch our Twitch streamers and test your skills against the best retro games or modern titles
Empowering people with a Disability to reach their full career potential. Exhibitors will showcase products and software that could assist you in your work and may be eligible for funding through Access To Work. Connect with DEI leads from an array of inclusive employers. Plus talks on flexible working, selling your skills, accessing education and building the career you want.
Interactive Accessible Home
In partnership with Medequip, our fully interactive accessible home will feature off the shelf products and specialist equipment for you to try out in a realistic home environment. The Manage At Home area will showcase examples of creative and accessible design tailored to the unique needs of those who live there. Live demonstrations will also be scheduled throughout the day within our living spaces: Living Room, Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom.
With such a jam-packed day, you may require a time out from the hustle and bustle. We have a dedicated area for you to find your Zen and calm your senses. Zensory zone will offer a tranquil, accessible quiet sensory space for all ages and abilities. There will also be scheduled activities to support mindfulness and relaxation.
There’s no better way to buy with confidence than buying in person. See, feel and try out products in our Marketplace of smaller, affordable, practical items. Improve your daily living, your wellbeing, offer comfort and even style!
We Know that mobilization is a key a requirement of daily living. Whether that be standing, transferring, repositioning, or getting from A to B. Disability Expo is dedicated to bringing you a range of trusted mobility, mobilization and moving and handling devices to suit all individual needs. We will also offer relevant services to ensure the product meets your requirements and your budgets.