The World's First Accessible Nightclub for People with Disabilities

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24 January 2023 11:59 WIB

Scottish nightclubs for people with disabilities. Photo: Edinburgh Live - The Daily Record.

TEMPO.CO, JakartaAttending nightclubs is also possible for people with disabilities. In Scotland, people with disabilities have a place and event to have fun at a nightclub called Seen and Unseen.

This annual nightclub event had closed for 3 years due to the pandemic. As of now in 2023, the Seen and Unseen will open again on February 2, 2023, in Carrick Street, Ayrshire, Scotland on behalf of the dM2 Ayrshire - project and become a regular monthly event.

Provide Clubbing Experience for People with Disabilities

“We have full access for people with disabilities around our venue and carers are welcome to come along too, as is anyone who would like to participate,” said Event Manager, Tracy McGregor, as quoted by The Daily Record, Thursday, January 19, 2023.

The theme of this year's Seen and Unseen nightclub is dedicated to people with disabilities who experience learning difficulties. Seen & Unseen aims to provide a fun clubbing experience in a completely inclusive environment, with access for the disabled that adapts to the needs around the nightclub.

"The club has no care about their abilities that are different, our venues provide access that is safe, fun and interactive," said McGregor.

Persons with Disabilities are Allowed to be Accompanied by Caregiver

The Seen and Unseen event is the world's first nightclub and event for people with disabilities. In addition, the event is the only night party event that invites people who serve as disabled caregivers to participate in this monthly event.

Because of that, Seen and Unseen has become one of the busiest night parties in the world as the number of participants doubled with the attendance of the caregiver for disabled people. Even so, their presence did not reduce the excitement and accessibility of persons with disabilities who attended the nightclub.

Several nightclub organizations joining the event include Affinity Trust, Hansel Alliance, VASA, Quarriers, Enable Scotland, and Turning Point. Even though it is labelled as a nightclub event, many other organizations such as non-profit organizations declare permanent participation in this event.

"We've had tremendous interest and participation from many groups and organizations from different backgrounds across Ayrshire to share in this event," said McGregor.

CHETA NILAWATY P | IMAJI LASAHIDO (INTERN)

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