DisabledGo are pleased to announce Milton Keynes has joined online access guide www.disabledgo.com to provide a fantastic resource for anyone who wants to know more about disabled access in the area.
The guide, which launched in partnership with Milton Keynes Council and Milton Keynes Centre for Integrated Living covers over 1,000 venues including cinemas, hotels, parks, leisure centres, council offices, high street stores, restaurants, tourist attractions – the list is endless.
The guide, which launched on Wednesday 7th December, will enable people to find out not only whether venues have adapted toilets or parking close by but also specific details such as whether there are tactile or Braille markings in lifts or on doors, the dimensions of toilets, the positioning of fixtures and fittings and whether they can request information in large print or Braille.
Council Leader Andrew Geary said: “The DisabledGo Guide provides detailed information so that local people and visitors can make the best use of what Milton Keynes has to offer.
This is a real step forward and another feather in the cap for Milton Keynes, and I wouldn’t be surprised if it meant more disabled people purposely coming to our borough because of the easy access to information about the facilities available.”
Commenting on the launch of the DisabledGo-Milton Keynes guide, Dr Gregory Burke, Chief Executive of DisabledGo said;
‘I would like to thoroughly commend Milton Keynes Council’s vision and commitment to this project. It will make a real difference to both residents and visitors to the area who have access concerns, empowering them to find services and venues that suit their own specific requirements.’
The online guide will provide benefits for business too, helping them reach more customers by publicising the access they offer.
Current figures estimate that there are 11 million disabled people in Britain who spend £80 billion each year, numbers that every business should take notice of. All businesses that take part also receive Disability Awareness Manuals, designed as a 20 minute introduction to disability and access.
All of the information provided on DisabledGo-Milton Keynes will also be available on the ‘Looking Local’ service on the red button on your TV, so if you don’t have access to a computer at home you can still get the information you need.
If you would like more information about DisabledGo or DisabledGo-Milton Keynes please contact Tom Felton, Partnership Administrator (E: email@example.com T: 01438 842710).