– What’s Naidex?
For those of you who may not know, Naidex is Europe’s most established event for the independent living community. From showcasing a wide range of the latest technology and innovations aimed at enhancing independence to exploring the future of accessibility, Naidex truly offers something for everyone.
Alongside 200+ pioneering exhibitors, Naidex will also play host to 100+ expert speakers over nine distinct theatres. From Education & Employment to the Lifestyle and Mobility theatres, receive expert advice and support on the topics that matter most. In fact, our very own Transreport founder Jay Shen will be delivering a seminar on how new technology can make the world more accessible, which is not to be missed!
– Why have we partnered with Naidex?
Our values here at Transreport and Passenger Assistance all revolve around making the world a more accessible place to live. We believe people are not disabled by any condition or impairment they live with, but they are disabled by the inaccessibility of the world around them. Naidex aims to improve the disabling world by showcasing solutions in mobility and accessibility, so we see this as two organisations pulling in the same direction.
Naidex is for everyone. They welcome anyone who is living with a health condition or impairment, as well as anyone caring for or supplying to this community.
– When and where is Naidex?
After a year of no physical events, Naidex is opening its doors once again turning to live events on 15th-16th September 2021. The event will be hosted at the NEC Birmingham.
– How accessible will the event be?
The NEC has worked in partnership with AccessAble to create Detailed Access Guides to 28 areas, including all exhibition halls, car parks, The Atrium, The Gallery, The Piazza, and The Skywalk. Everyone’s accessibility needs are different, which is why having detailed, accurate information is so important. It’s why all of the details you’ll find in the Guides have been checked in person, on site, by trained surveyors. Head to the Naidex accessibility page to find out more. Alternatively, download the AccessAble App for free from the App Store and GooglePlay, which provides accessibility information on the go.
– Safety at Naidex
Safety at events like this are of paramount importance, especially given the circumstances of the past year or so, which is why we’re pleased to see that a number of safety measures have been put in place for this event. Naidex organisers have reiterated that safety has been at the heart of their entire planning process and they have worked closely with the NEC to follow their four-step approach, Venue Protect, which is based on the latest government information and guidelines.