Mission: Accessible, new Channel 4 online series stress-tests activities to highlight accessibility

A new YouTube series, Mission: Accessible sees comedian Rosie Jones and pals travel around the United Kingdom helping disabled people have an accessible staycation.

Mission: Accessible will see Rosie travel the length and breadth of Great Britain to stress-test a host of fun-filled activities from the perspective of someone with accessibility requirements – from caving in the West Country and canal boating in Wales to gliding in Scotland and the BA I360 in Brighton.

Joining Rosie will be James Acaster, Kemah Bob, Harriet Kemsley and Masie Adam.

“We get to know a disabled person who really wants to go on a short break,” enthuses Rosie. 

“Then me and a fellow comedian pal play the role of guinea pigs, so we go on a holiday for the person and we work out what exciting activities they can do. 

“It’s really good fun and we went to some great places including a gay weekend in Brighton, then we did a romantic weekend in Scotland – it’s been so great.”

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The first episode sees Rosie, who has cerebral palsy, help amputee Daniel plan a big, gay weekend in Brighton.

Alongside Rosie, Maisie Adam helps to figure out how accessible Brighton can be to ensure Daniel has the best staycation.

Rosie adds: “It felt really great to do this because I loved how we were tailor making their holiday to not only their disability but their needs. 

“And often as a disabled person it is so hard to find holidays that are accessible as well as being exciting, so it was brilliant to speak to someone one-one and arrange a holiday for them. It felt really special.” 

Mission: Accessible will be live across Channel 4 YouTubeFacebook and Instagram, and will be made available on Channel 4’s streaming service All 4.