BBC Radio Wales asked if I would give my thoughts regarding a new scheme being brought to government, live on air. The scheme would be a rating system, similar to the food rating scheme, where businesses are given a rating of how accessible they are. As you can imagine, I was extremely excited to have been asked, so I sorted out all this information I wanted to speak about and even made notes to remind myself as the interview was going outlive. I was a little disappointed as I felt the questions asked, were a little flat and didn’t allow for me to talk about the scheme very well but, overall, as my first ever LIVE radio interview, I felt it could have been better. I need to learn how to put myself across better in future. Practice makes perfect!
The scheme itself sounds like a very positive move if given the go-ahead. It will give disabled people the opportunity to see “at-a-glance” how accessible a service provider actually is. The higher the score, the better the access. Disabled people like myself do so much pre-planning before going out their front door. I hate having to go anywhere new, it sets off my anxiety no end. I worry about so much that could go wrong. A scheme of this nature would be so beneficial, especially if it carried over onto service provider’s websites. Imagine how much easier it would be to find accessible places!!