What's on - workshops and events
We're at Naidex, 6 - 7 July 2022, NEC Birmingham
This month, we'll be attending Naidex, one of Europe's most established events dedicated to independent living.
Disabled drivers represent 5% of the driving population. Thousands more people travel as disabled passengers on our road network. Naidex gives us a great opportunity to share our knowledge and advice, helping people to feel more confident when travelling on our roads.
Come and visit us at stand E70, halls 19 and 20. Learn more about how we're partnering with disability organisations to understand and improve people's experience on our roads.
You'll be able to hear Julian Horsler, our Equality and Diversity Manager, speaking in the Lifestyle and Mobility Theatre about safer driving on England’s motorways:
- Day 1 (2:45pm-3:15pm ) - with AccessAble
Leading provider of venue accessibility information AccessAble partnered with us to develop detailed access guides for all motorway services in England.
- Day 2 (11:00am-11:30am) - with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower.
We teamed up with Hidden Disabilities Sunflower to create a free Sunflower badge for vehicles. This discreetly indicates that someone in the vehicle has an impairment and may need additional support if they get into trouble on the motorway.
We're also looking for feedback from anyone who has used the emergency eCall button facility on newer vehicles. If you've had to use eCall contacts to contact a 999 operator and are happy to share your experience, come and see us. It could help the future development of this service.
Read more about accessible services and our road network
As the nation’s leading highways business, we regularly host events to connect with organisations operating in the infrastructure and professional services supply chain.
We run face-to-face and online events where we inform, consult and collaborate with suppliers; discussing sector challenges to find solutions and sharing information about our pipeline of work.
We also exhibit and participate in industry led conferences, exhibitions and shows where we have the opportunity to talk to suppliers, stakeholders and road users about our work.
National Highways podcasts
Through our podcasts, we'll explore the future of England’s motorways and major roads. In our first podcast, leading female innovators and inventors in road transport discuss how best to support women’s leadership.Listen to our latest podcast