National Highways: Access Guides for Motorway Services

Updated: Sep 15

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.


Today, I am excited to share some of the work I have been doing recently with National Highways and AccessAble.

As a full-time wheelchair user, accessibility is something I will always be passionate about.


Access Guides

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.

Accessibility symbols from the AccessAble app

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.


Exeter Moto

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.

Ross sat in his wheelchair, outside the main entrance sign for Exeter service station

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!

Disclaimer:

This post is in paid partnership with AccessAble & National Highways. As always, my comments are honest and entirely my own.