A new art exhibition will highlight the experiences of travellers with disabilities
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National Rail has partnered with SCOPE, Stroke Association, The National Autistic Society and Royal Association for Deaf people (RAD) for an art exhibition designed to encourage
travelling without boundaries.
The exhibition, called No Boundaries, makes its debut at London Kings Cross Station this August and will then makes its way around some of Britain’s most well-known and busiest stations.
The No Boundaries exhibition features work by artist and TV presenter, Sophie Morgan, who was left paralysed from the chest down after suffering a spinal cord injury from a car accident in 2003.
Commenting on the exhibition, Sophie Morgan explains: “As a regular rail user, I have seen first-hand how the rail network has made efforts to improve accessibility.
“I think the concept of No Boundaries is a really powerful way of being able to encourage more people to talk to one other, and educate people about different disabilities and the support that is available, so that more people can travel freely on Britain’s railway. I am thrilled to be part of the exhibition”.
Applications are still open for anyone who has a disability and wishes to take part in the exhibition. Those who are successful will be taken on a rail journey across Britain and asked to create a piece of artwork inspired by their journey.
Recruitment for the exhibition coincides with the launch of The Digital Disabled Persons Rail Card, which offers a third off rail fare for an individual and their companion and can be stored easily on a mobile phone. The new railcard also offers unbooked assistance providing more flexibility and convenience for traveling as previously, disabled passengers would have to book assistance at least 24 hours before their journey.
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