Disability Equality Scotland
- We are a national charity working to make life more accessible, equal and inclusive for disabled people in Scotland.
We want disabled people to live as independently as they can.
We want disabled people to have the same opportunities as everyone else.
We want disabled people to live a life of dignity and respect.
We work on behalf of everyone who has any type of impairment. We also work with disability organisations and groups who share our beliefs.
We are the umbrella organisation for all disability Access Panels in Scotland, providing them with support and guidance to improve the lives of disabled people at a local level throughout Scotland.
We are membership led. If you are an individual or an organisation, you can join our membership for FREE and help to further our aims. On this website you can find out more about what we do, how we do it, and how you can get involved.
Sense Scotland was formalised as a charity in 1985. It grew quickly, from its beginnings as a small group of families pressing for services for their children, who were affected by deafblindness, many because of maternal rubella. Since then, the organisation has gone on to successfully support thousands of disabled people and their families, in thousands of projects and services, throughout Scotland.
This project is funded by The Scottish Government, The Equality Unit.