30th anniversary Mobility Roadshow to be held in Telford
31st May 2013
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The Mobility Roadshow, the first of its kind in the UK to offer disabled people the chance to browse the latest and best accessible vehicles on the market, will be relocating to the Telford International Centre for its 30th anniversary later this year.
The announcement was made by the Executive Director of Mobility Choice, Jacqui Jones, as reported on the website of motoring journalist Honest John here, with the official expressing her gratitude to the event's previous host, the Peterborough Arena, for facilitating 'three excellent years'.
Scheduled to be held this year between the 27th and 29th June, the Mobility Roadshow is apparently moving to the town of Telford in Shropshire because the relocation will 'give visitors from the West of the country the chance of easier access to the event'.
During her announcement, Jones also spoke of her delight over how far the provision of mobility aids has come since the first Mobility Roadshow took place at Crowthorne in Berkshire's Transport Research Laboratory 30 years ago, with products ranging from cars to stair lifts becoming not only more sophisticated but also more affordable for the UK's disabled community at large.
The Honest John article also revealed another incentive for interested parties to head along to the 2013 roadshow if they get the opportunity, as 'for the first time in the show's history, test drives will take place on public roads around the venue, offering visitors a more authentic driving experience', allowing the wheelchair cars on display to be sampled more fully than ever before.
Easy access showers, baths and the like have been making the lifestyles of people living with restricted mobility much easier in the years since they were first developed, and the forthcoming Mobility Roadshow is expected to be a celebration of this vastly improved state of affairs, compared to when it was first staged, as much as it will be a public testing ground for new products.
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