Brian the Bull Terrier

Kevin Gillsepie

Brian is voiced by Kevin Gillespie.

Kevin, who has spina bifida and uses a wheelchair, often finds going out a problem. "We went to have a look at a pub that we were considering visiting on a group day out which calls itself disabled friendly, but when we got there we found there was gravel outside which made it difficult to move our wheelchairs around, an extremely sharp right turn to get into the entrance, and then a step to get to the bar! That's not what I'd call disabled friendly."

"It's things like this that make you feel excluded as there are certain places I'd like to go to but can't because of access problems".

These barriers, however, don't stop Kevin getting out and about locally. "It's really important for me to actually live in, and feel part of the community. I must admit, I have lived here for five years and I cannot recall anyone looking at me as if to say 'What planet has he come from?' Everyone has looked at me as they do able bodied people and forgotten about the chair".

 

 
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