About Our Website

Bristol Disability Equality Forum is a disability equality campaigning organisation of Disabled people, for Disabled people. Having recently become an independent voluntary sector organisation, we want to involve as many Disabled people as possible in the work we do.

So, we have set up a new website where you can let us know what you think the most important disability equality issues are, let local government and health services know your views, and enable you to communicate directly with other Disabled people.


Our first Website was designed by a UWE student consultancy project, in partnership with the Forum Executive and staff. In practice we came up with ideas and they made it all happen!

Re-designed with help from Sam Downie, who has two types of Epilepsy and who also has AS (Aspergers Syndrome). Sam Downie is a wiz on Website design, having helped with the recent re-brand of the Starbucks Coffee website. He’s also designed sites for Ujima Community Radio, Salaam Shalom Media, 3domsouls Productions, Wilder St Studios, Dsoundz Media … and has recently launched a new site for his coverage of the 2012 Olympic Games, which you can find at: www.samsldn2012.co.uk

We hope to make sure this website is as accessible as it can be so, in the top right-hand corner, you can choose the font size and colour contrast that best suits you. It is also designed so that those who use assistive software (e.g. JAWS) can access it.

We hope you like it and would appreciate feedback on:

  • what you like about it;
  • if you think we need to improve how it looks;
  • how easy it is to use.

To give us feedback on how it looks and how easy it is to use, you can post a comment.

Or send us an Email. Tell us what else you think should be on the website, or if you have lots of suggestions about what could be done to improve it, email us at: bristoldef@gmail.com