Outdoor for all- Outdoor activities accessible to all.
Sam Little works for the BBC in Aberdeen and in this episode of Landward, she has a look to see how accessible Scotland’s outdoors are for folks with disabilities. Sam has Usher syndrome and
A syndrome is a disease or disorder that has more than one feature or symptom. The major symptoms of Usher syndrome are hearing loss and an eye disorder called retinitis pigmentosa, or RP. RP causes night-blindness and a loss of peripheral vision (side vision) through the progressive degeneration of the retina.
is registered blind and deaf with around 40% hearing with the aid of hearing aid technology. Within the episode it states that Scotland is leading the way in rural disability access, we at Splash are extremely proud as one of Scotland’s top outdoor activity providers to be actively playing our role in this.
Access for all to the outdoors.
The main focus of the episode was to see how accessible the great outdoors to those who have disabilities. Disabilities generally make access to the outdoors more challenging.
We at Splash White Water Rafting have been championing the outdoors for all for over a decade and have worked with numerous charities, media organizations and individuals to make the outdoors accessible.
Some of the charities we have worked with
In the snippet from the episode above you can see and hear Sam’s joy at experiencing white water ducking for the first time with us here at Splash.
Our head guide Donas and Kayaker Nell covered all the safety angles and all that was left was for Sam to have a great time on the river. We have over ten exciting activities and we will do our best to adapt each as needed for the required accessibility requirements. For Sam’s requirements this was simply clear visual communications instead of verbal commands.
Give us a call and see what we can do, because at Splash we believe the great outdoors should be accessible to all.
(Please note there are some factors and conditions that cannot be controlled and each activity and individual adventure is risk assessed with the activity and individuals abilities before an activity can be adapted and given the green light. In some cases we cannot provide an activity.)