Believe it or not, 23 year old Danielle has had her Compass Card Brighton and Hove since July 2003, just four months after the card launched in the city. So she’s been a Compass Card user for over 13 years.
She has memories of going to Autism-friendly screenings at The Odeon Brighton with her mum. At the time, Amaze had volunteers at the screenings. “Me and Mum would go to see a film and buy popcorn. It was really friendly and my mum would always get chatting” says Danielle.
The Odeon remains a favourite place to go with friends or family. “I like blockbuster films, but not scary ones. Kids’ films too. I just show the Compass Card when I pay and it’s easy to use – just like showing a bus pass on the bus or something”.
Tenpin bowling also comes high on Danielle’s list of things to do with the Compass Card. “My family’s been going to Brighton Bowlplex for years and I go with friends too. It’s jokey competitive and I’ve got quite good at it. I’m visually impaired, but I can just make out the skittles so I know what I’m aiming for!”
Danielle recommends the Compass Card to other young people. “It’s so easy. I love it – it means you get to do more and that’s a good thing.”