Disabled model Chelsey Jay left ‘humiliated’ after Clothes Show Live fails to provide wheelchair access | DisabledGo News and Blog


A disabled model has criticised one of the UK’s leading fashion events after its lack of disabled access left her “humiliated”. Chelsey Jay, who has Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and uses a wheelchair, was denied the chance to speak at a Clothes Show Live seminar when the event’s organisers provided no facilities for her to access the stage. The 24-year-old from Essex, who campaigns for diversity in the fashion industry, was promised a place at one of the event’s seminar panels to discuss the issue of disability inclusion in fashion. According to Ms Jay her position on the panel came after over a year of communication with the Clothes Show Live over the fact they employed no models with a disability. Ms Jay said organisers at the event initially ensured the stage she would be speaking from had “a bit of a step” and would organise a ramp if needed. She was confronted, however, with a stage at least “15 inches high” and “no was ramp provided”. Ms Jay added the seminar room was

Source: Disabled model Chelsey Jay left ‘humiliated’ after Clothes Show Live fails to provide wheelchair access | DisabledGo News and Blog

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