Accessibility and Inclusion Forum

Help us make accessible travel better

In 2018, we worked with Disability Rights UK to set up an Accessibility and Inclusion Forum made up of a group of Deaf and disabled South Western Railway (SWR) customers with a range of access requirements when travelling.

We consult the Forum on issues relating to access for Deaf and disabled customers, and the Forum share their experiences to help us better understand where we need to improve the accessibility of our services.

We're now planning to expand the work of the Forum and are looking for between 4 and 6 new members.

If you are interested in joining the Forum, please take a look at the Application Pack, which contains information about the Forum and an application form to complete and return.

The Application Pack is available below in a range of formats. If you need a different format, please contact the Accessibility Team at

If you're not able to use the application form to apply, you can send the Accessibility Team an email with your answers to the questions.

Please send your application to us by Friday 23 April 2021.

After you have sent your application, we will:

  • Contact you after Friday 30 April to let you know whether we would like to talk to you more about joining,
  • Arrange a phone call or video call to chat to you about your application,
  • Make a final decision about who the new Forum members will be, and
  • Let you know by Monday 17 May about our decision.

The first meeting with the new Forum members will be Tuesday 25 May, 11:00 (11.00am) to 13:00 (1.00pm).

We look forward to hearing from you!

Download the application form

Please read the application pack below before you apply to be a member:

Download the application pack

British Sign Language Application Pack

Find our BSL guides to the Accessibility and Inclusion process below:

Introduction and How to Apply

Background information

Member commitments

Application form information