• Top tips for finding accessible places to go this Valentine’s Day!

    Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, which means it’s time to plan the perfect romantic date!

    To make it easier, we’ve put together some top tips on finding accessible places to go, without worrying about access on the day.

    DisabledGo provides free accessibility information for a huge range of places across the UK so you can find out about access in advance, and decide where is best for you.

    On our website, you will find accessibility information for:

    • Restaurants

    • Hotels

    • Pubs and bars

    • Theatres

    • Cinemas

    • Parks and gardens

    • …and loads more!

    Every place included on DisabledGo.com has its own Access Guide, which includes details of parking, entrances, toilets, together with measurements and photographs. There really is lots of detail and the information isn’t just about physical access, it covers things that people with visual impairments, hearing impairments, autism, dementia, learning disabilities and mental health issues have all said are important.

    It’s really easy to use DisabledGo to find accessible places to go, here’s some top tips:

    1) What type of place to look for?

    First of all, decide where you would like to visit on Valentine’s Day.

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    2) Head over to DisabledGo.com

    In Google search for DisabledGo or go to www.disabledgo.com and you’ll get to the home page with the main search box.

    3) How to search?

    Using the first DisabledGo search box, enter the type of place you want to go e.g. hotel, restaurant, theatre etc.

    In the second box, enter the postcode or area you want to visit e.g. London, Sheffield.

    In the third box, enter the radius of search.

    Our example is looking for Restaurants within 10 miles of London that have DisabledGo accessibility guides.

    If you cannot find what you are looking for, it may be that we don’t work in that area yet. If you send us an email, we might be able to get the venues for you by contacting the local authority. Send your email to enquiries@disabledgo.com.

    4) Filter your results

    If you wish, you can filter results to match your access requirements. You can do this by selecting the appropriate symbols.

    For example, we have filtered to show restaurants in London that have level access into the building, a fully accessible toilet and their own parking area that has good access into the building. To understand what all our symbols mean you can find them here… (opens in new tab)

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    5) Have a look through the access guides

    When you find an access guide that looks suitable, click on the “view detailed access guide” button to find out more in-depth information.

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    6) Have a look through the detailed part of the access guide to find the information that’s relevant for you.

    Access guides have tonnes of information in them. To make it easier for you, each section has a specific title, for example, car parking, lifts, accessible toilets.

    If you want to know something in particular, like more information about the accessible toilet, scroll down to that section, click to open it up and all the detailed information will be there.

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     7) Finish reading the access guide and enjoy!

    Once you have found all the information you need to know, have a fantastic Valentine’s Day.

    Roisin Norris

    Hi I'm Roisin Norris, Digital Marketing Executive at DisabledGo and I will be uploading blogs and news for you all to read.

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