The William Merritt Centre are pleased to announce the new name for their annual exhibition is the AccessAbility Exhibition. It will take place on the 11th October 2017 at the Centenary Pavilion, Leeds United Football Club between 10.00am and 3.00pm, showcasing new and innovative assistive technology, providing information and advice to provide greater independence for disabled children and adults for those with additional needs.

Following a successful exhibition last year, the name has been updated to reflect the impressive array of equipment, adaptions and advice on offer, encouraging people to come along and see what new innovations are available.

Senior Occupational Therapist, Annette Abbot, explained, “Both professionals, end users and their families and carers are invited to attend the free event. As well as companies demonstrating a range of assistive technology including beds, seating, walking aids, bathing aids, tricycles, scooters, wheelchairs, and car adaptions, a number of charities will be attending to offer support and information. This is a great opportunity for you to meet companies and try products which can enhance everyday life and enable greater independence. It is also a great opportunity for professionals to attend with clients to assess which equipment may best meet their needs.”

There will be a special gaming area showcasing the options available for adaptions to enable everyone to access computers, toys and computer games whilst providing an area to chill out and have fun. The Boccia court was popular last year and everyone is welcome to come and have a go.

Our Car Safety Consultant and Occupational Therapist will be on hand to offer to check that your child’s car seat (both mainstream and special needs) is fitted correctly in your vehicle. This service is free of charge.

Over 500 people came to the Exhibition last year and we have even more stands booked this year. We are excited to be able to host the biggest exhibition of its type in Yorkshire. This free event is a convenient way to come and try out new products and see innovations to help you keep up to date.