Welcome to U3APlus

U3A members walk a path through a wooded area by a lake

U3APlus aims to help, support and advise U3As to ensure that all their members can access the informal learning and the many activities in their U3As, regardless of impairment or disability.

  • Can your hearing-impaired members enjoy an open meeting with a good speaker? Do you insist your speakers use the audio system?
  • Have you checked that any member with a mobility problem eg: wheelchair or frame user, can get into the meeting place easily?
  • Is the lighting good and signage clear at your meetings for those with sight impairments?

These are some of the problems for disabled and impaired members that should be considered for every meeting but do not always come to mind.

U3As need to be aware of the problems our members and potential members may experience whether age related or not. With a little thought and planning, they can ensure that participation is available because access problems have been addressed.

This website offers a variety of advice to help U3As. Explore it and see how you can make a difference. It is hoped the U3As who already have systems in place to help their members will share them via this site. If you don’t find the answer to your problem, get in touch via the contact page.

The site will be monitored and regularly updated.