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Becoming an AccessAble Champion

The AccessAble logo - "your accessibility guide"

I've never been a 'champion' at anything, so today's announcement is quite exciting!

Often described as a social butterfly myself, general accessibility is something that affects me on a daily basis.

AccessAble (formerly known as DisabledGo) are a company that provide detailed Access Guides, in order to "take the chance out of going out".

Becoming a 'Cornish Champion' will allow me to help the team develop their coverage in the Southwest.

You can check out my introductory video for their website below:

On average, there are over 11 million people living with disabilities in the UK. Even though we have a long way to go, accessibility has improved so much over the past few years.

AccessAble fly the flag for a more inclusive future, by highlighting what accessible facilities are available at your chosen venue - ultimately saving you a lot of time and research.

What is an Access Guide?

An Access Guide is a detailed description of a venue's accessibility. These guides are described as 100% factual, and can include real life photographs at just the click of a button.

Thousands of venues have already been surveyed across the UK, including shops, restaurants, cinemas, hotels and hospitals.

These guides cover a variety of requirements, such as disabled parking, wheelchair access, toilet facilities and audio format information.

Accessibility symbols such as sign language, assistance dogs, level access, audio information
More accessibility symbols such as large text, changing places logo and braille

How do I get involved?

You can download the AccessAble app for free, or visit their website for more information.

The app is available on IOS and Android, and can make travelling that little bit more spontaneous.

If you have any specific questions or you are seeking some accessibility recommendations, I'd suggest contacting your local 'champion' via the website.

Ross holding his phone at the beach, with the AccessAble app open, sea views in the background

I would just like to say a big thank you to the AccessAble team for already making me feel so welcome.

I am looking forward to exploring more accessible venues over the coming months, and sharing these via my blog and the various AccessAble platforms.

Hopefully I can show you some of our beautiful beaches and most importantly, which pasty shops have the best access!

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