Grace’s Sign at Edinburgh Airport

Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

edinburgh airport logoEdinburgh Airport yesterday (Monday) welcomed Grace Warnock for the official unveiling of her especially signposted toilet and bathroom facilities.

‘Grace’s Sign’ is designed to highlight that people should be considerate to those with hidden disabilities, including Crohn’s Disease. 11-year-old Grace from Prestonpans Primary School is trying to make the world a more accessible place with her sign on accessible toilets throughout Scotland, the UK and the world.

Grace wants those with an invisible disability or long term health condition to be able to use the accessible toilets without fear of comments from others.

Grace said:

“I am really thrilled to see my sign here at Edinburgh Airport as so many people come here from all over the world.

“Grace’s Signs is one of the first or last things that people see when they arrive, or before they leave, Scotland – so hopefully that will help spread the word.”

Iain Gray MSP, who has been campaigning alongside Grace was also at the airport.

He said:

“Since Grace and her family launched the Grace’s Sign campaign it has reached a wide local and international audience and received a tremendously positive reaction. When they asked for my help with their campaign, I did not hesitate to give my advice and support.

“Helping to raise awareness about the use of accessible toilets by those with ‘invisible’ disabilities, the campaign has evidently struck a chord with many people. I am delighted that Edinburgh Airport has responded so positively to the campaign”.

Gordon Robertson, Edinburgh Airport’s Director of Communications, said:

“It is a great honor to have Grace here at Edinburgh Airport – her work raising awareness and improving facilities for invisible illnesses really is an inspiration.

 

“We aim to make Edinburgh Airport the most accessible airport for everyone – regardless of what accessibility and requirements they may have. Improving our facilities and the passenger experience is a vital part of our business plan.”

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