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Welcome to the online Access Dorset Centre

“The only source of knowledge is experience.” Albert Einstein

Please explore the Street Scene above to visit our unique Centre for Independent Living! Our shops, buildings and street signs represent different aspects of independent living, within which you will find our short films and supporting information. If you want to learn more about the project and maybe get involved? Please contact us.

How You Can Be Involved

Join Our Film Making Club

play independence street filmThe Access Dorset Film Making Club meets in a Bournemouth every Tuesday. This informal and social gathering is for members who wish to learn more about filmmaking, including techniques, editing, using a camera, storytelling etc… We support each other and draw on the experience of Gary, our filmmaker. As well as having fun, and learning skills for their own projects our hope is that members of the club will be able to produce citizen journalism films which will be featured on our website. We also hope that the skills learnt at the club will be put to use by members if they choose to volunteer to help produce ‘Independence Street’, a big project we are planning in the near future. To find out more about our plans for independence street, please watch this short film.

If you want to get involved in the Film Making Club, please contact Gary on 01202 771336

Fit For Life

Walking FootballIn our Leisure Zone we are currently working on a project highlighting a number of health and fitness activities around Dorset. As part of the project we are making a series of short films about fitness activities, those who take part and what it does for them. You can see some of the activities we have already covered here. We are featuring sports and activities that are accessible and inclusive, with an emphasis on health & wellbeing rather than competitive sport. If you have any ideas for activities we can feature in this project then please get in touch with Gary at

Contribute To Our Magazine

Magazine Issue 17, Front CoverThe Access Dorset Magazine is written by our members for our members and we are always looking for stories and content that can be used in each issue. You can read the magazine here. If you think you have a story for us and want to write an article for the magazine. Write the article and submit it to

Articles are discussed at editorial team meetings and selected articles may be included in future copies of the magazine.

Citizen Journalism Films – Pick Of The Month

Keeping Fit In Ferndown

July 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

An Introduction To Patients In Control

July 30, 2015 / 0 Comments

Make Pokesdown Station Accessible

January 8, 2015 / 24 Comments

Esther from Weymouth talks about ADTV

October 23, 2013 / 7 Comments

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Don’t forget, if you’re looking for more information or advice,
please DIAL Access Dorset: 01202 430113
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