When I started my blog back in 2017, I could only ever dream about writing a post like this.
Whilst my blogs can be cheeky at times, I always wanted to use my platform to raise awareness and be a voice within the disabled community - hence why I am so selective with the brands I choose to collaborate with.
As a full-time wheelchair user, accessibility is something I will always be passionate about.
As some of you may know, I have been an Ambassador for AccessAble for many years now. AccessAble provide detailed access guides for thousands of businesses across the UK - from shops, to restaurants, hotels, toilets and various other tourist attractions.
Access guides provide a peace of mind for those with disabilities who are maybe a little bit anxious about travelling to new venues or locations. These guides are 100% facts and photographs, covering a range of different disability needs - all found via the AccessAble app or website.
I recently attended Exeter "Moto" services, in order to meet a member of the National Highways team. We discussed the importance of accessibility information when travelling, as well as their new partnership with AccessAble.
I am so pleased to share that National Highways now provide access guides for all 114 motorway service stations in England.
In addition, they have also created "virtual route" guides, which use 360-degree imagery to enable visitors to explore the disabled facilities well in advance. This is a real breakthrough for accessibility and inclusion, hence why I am so proud to be involved within this campaign!
Also... service stations always have the best food don't they?! It's safe to say I definitely stocked up on some goodies before heading back home!
This post is in paid partnership with AccessAble & National Highways. As always, my comments are honest and entirely my own.