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Interview with Sandra Humphrey

Loriana chalks up another fascinating and informative interview. Disability access doesn’t always get good coverage as an issue at any level. But Sandra brings it home.

Click on the picture to get to the interview on Loriana’s blog.

FROM THE WATER'S EDGE

Sandra Humphrey
To listen to the interview, click here:

Sandra speaks about the aims of the Disability Access Panel, of how the group wants to help people find help and easy access when having to travel or visit public buildings and when using public transport. She explains how help is given at the airport in Benbecula and encourages people to go and inform themselves a few days before a flight – if possible.  The airport hands out special leaflets for people in need of help (LOGANAIR and FLYBE).

A longterm aim of the group is also to create more easy accessible outdoor facilities, so that people can enjoy the beauty of the Uists.

The UDAP is situated in Tagsa, East Camp Enterprise Park in Balivanich.

For any questions contact  01870 602 111

 

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  1. 01/02/2013 at 3:06 pm

    Really good interview. Loriana’s techniques involve, short, simple but intelligent questions, which seem to draw out the best for each of the projects that she undertakes. This is a particularly good interview because we get to hear about key issues with disability and all the good work going on to support people locally. The interviewee, Sandra Humphrey, chair of the Uist Disability Access Panel is a quietly sparkling participant.

    Given an opportunity to talk about the work of the Disability Access panel in some depth, she speaks clearly and from an experiential base that is engaging.

    I love how the interview winds up. Loriana asks about some of Sandra’s passions. Her active life comes to the fore as she lights up telling us about how much she enjoyed doing her HNC and all the people that she meets.

    The spirit and self-reliance of the people who live in the Uists and their inter-connectedness underpins her commentary. It is a breath of fresh air and there is a message here for all of us. The framework of Sandra’s thoughts reminds me of the writer Henry David Thoreau. Perhaps there is a link there somewhere via Alaska. What is detailed are some simple facts about the warp and weft of life, communicated in a way that gently captures our attention.

    Just lovely, simple, joyful warm interview. Tremendous work.

    • Gordon Wells
      01/02/2013 at 4:09 pm

      Nicely put!

    • 01/02/2013 at 11:33 pm

      Thank you for this kind and very supporting feedback! Loriana

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