Minister Praises Inclusive Communication Hub!

The Minister for Older People and Equalities, Christina McKelvie MSP, delivering a keynote speech to delegates at the Access Panel Conference 2019

This year’s Access Panel Conference was held on Friday 28 June, at TouchBase in Glasgow. The annual Conference is an opportunity for Access Panel members to come together to share experiences and learn new skills.

The Minister for Older People and Equalities, Christina McKelvie MSP,  delivered the keynote speech, where she praised Access Panels for the positive contribution they make to communities across Scotland:

“I would like to thank you all and everyone involved in the Access Panel Networks. The work you do as volunteers, working together to improve the physical access and wider social inclusion for your local communities, your knowledge and your expertise are invaluable.”

The Minister also commended the Inclusive Communication Hub (, a website developed by Disability Equality Scotland and Sense Scotland that provides tools and guidance on how to make your information more accessible.

“The Inclusive Communication Hub is a lifesaver. Your voice is an important part of who you are, and so that one thing makes it all worthwhile. The Hub provides advice, guidance and support and we are committed to promoting its use, so that more people can have access to the resources and tools available, to improve their communication and make meetings, events and documents accessible.”

For more information about Access Panels, visit the Access Panel Network website: