This training pack was produced
by the Democracy Disability and Society Group. We have
had the support and assistance of several other organisations and individuals,
to whom we're extremely grateful. These include:
Royal Mail - who gave us a grant to part fund the the project
to build this web site and to write the training pack.
Thistle Foundation - for hosting the group, and in particular
Sandra MacKenzie, group development worker, for looking after us
and frequently chairing the meetings and keeping us going.
Community Education Department of the City of Edinburgh Council
and in particular Lorrane Borwick, literacy worker, for turning
our thoughts into words, and Gillian Lawrence, community education
City of Edinburgh Council for funding the taxi workshop event,
which was held on 6 December 2002 to mark the United Nations International
Day of Disabled People.
Bill Fisher - disability consultant, for tireless support and advice
John Robinson - IT consultant and our webmaster, for producing the web pages
Andy Dick - E-mail your comments about this site and any suggestions you may have for improvements.
Jean Bareham, trainer and
Marianne Humphries - former Literacy Support Worker for all her support, Community Education.
Brian O'Rourke and Alice Stilgre - for video work, filming the taxi workshop event
Keith Liddle - our wonderful illustrator, for the cartoons and diagrams
David Hay - for editing the film and producing the clips for the web site
Janet Howie, Eddie Cameron and Neil Kenny - for taking part in the taxi workshop event
Karen Sutherland - for the video clip from her film "Yes, my Brain Works - Does Yours?", Edinburgh Youth Social Inclusion Partnership
Vicky Haylott - for her comments on the section "assisting a passenger with a visual impairment".
This site has been designed with the intention that it be reasonably accessible, in accord with the World Wide Web Consortium's Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and partially checked with Watchfire's Bobby software.
In addition all the HTML is loosely compliant with HTML 4.01 and compatible with HTML 3.2 and does not use graphic tricks for layout for so should be easily readable in any browser at any resolution.
If you find we haven't got it right, please email our webmaster to let us know, and we will try to improve the situation.