Don’t let disability hold you back

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  • Sep

A free and easy-to-use website is helping people with a disability across Islington get out and about and visit more of the great venues the borough has to offer.

Islington Council and national disability organisation DisabledGo have worked together to create an Accessibility Checker available at www.disabledgo.com.

The checker aims to cover every detail that a person with disabilities might want to know about a place or venue. This is not just details about physical access, but also information that people with visual or hearing impairments, autism, dementia, learning disabilities and mental health issues find important.

The Accessibility Checker is equally helpful to people who just want to know more about a venue’s parking, walking distances and toilet facilities.

Every venue listed on the Accessibility Checker is first visited by a trained DisabledGo surveyor who uses a device that asks between 800-1,000 questions.

Richard Beaty, Head of Surveying at DisabledGo said: “What is unique about how we survey places is that we use a template of questions that we have designed internally through years of consultation with hundreds of disability organisations. The template is extremely detailed and the questions we ask can vary depending on the type of place we are surveying.”

Users can then make informed decisions knowing someone has actually been to the place and checked it in person.

Find out more. Simply visit www.disabledgo.com and search for the type of place you are visiting in Islington.

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