App puts spotlight on disabled access

Published: Thursday 29th March 12

A new iPhone Application (App) has been developed in partnership with Wandsworth Council to give disabled people access information on hundreds of venues across the borough.

The free My DisabledGo London App, which was devised by disability organisation DisabledGo and launched on Monday, March 26, contains details about over 20,000 venues across the capital.

It offers users the chance to find out access information relating to venues that have been fully assessed by a trained access surveyor.

The iPhone App was created using feedback from over 100 involvement events held last year, including some in Wandsworth.

It features information from the DisabledGo website, which details more than 100,000 venues from across the UK and Ireland.

DisabledGo developed the App in partnership with Wandsworth Council and 19 other London boroughs.

The organisation was set up to find a way of breaking down barriers which disabled people may face when trying to access leisure, education, employment and services in their community.

DisabledGo's mission is to collect relevant information disabled people need and only refer to places they've personally assessed to ensure it is detailed and consistent.

Its founder and chief executive, Gregory Burke - a wheelchair user since he was 16 - said: "We are really excited to be launching this App and I would like to sincerely thank Wandsworth Council and local disabled people for their support.

"People who use our website, www.disabledgo.com, told us it would be great to have the same comprehensive service on the move and that's what we've delivered - it will be great to hear what people think."

My DisabledGo London can be downloaded from the App Store for free. For more information visit www.disabledgo.com.

If you want to contact the council's access team, email accessteam@wandsworth.gov.uk.

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