• New Accessibility Checker for Sunderland!

    Sunderland now has its very own Accessibility Checker thanks to a new partnership between Sunderland City Council and DisabledGo.com. It’s totally free to use and has loads of detailed information about the accessibility of all kinds of places across the town, including, parks, leisure centres, restaurants, tourist attractions, shops and more.

    Over 100 places have been included and crucially each one has been visited and assessed by a trained surveyor, so you can get all the facts, knowing someone has been and checked it in person.

    Commenting on the new service, David Livermore, Director of Business Development from DisabledGo said,

    “We are genuinely excited to launch the Accessibility Checker to Sunderland. We know the positive impact that having this level of accessibility information brings and really hope other towns and cities will follow Sunderland’s lead. Moving forward in Sunderland, we are committed to expanding and improving the service and we are already looking forward to a new website and mobile app to launch at the end of Summer 2018. We would be very keen to work with as many local organisations and residents as possible.”

    Every place included in the Accessibility Checker has its own Accessibility 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.

    Sunderland City Council Cabinet Member for Health and Social Care, Councillor Dr Geoffrey Walker said:

    “We’re all very aware of the day-to-day barriers that local people with health difficulties face, as well as the pressures felt by those that help to care for them.”

    “These new accessibility guides provide important information helping some of our most vulnerable residents make the most of what the city has to offer, whether it’s a shopping trip or making the most of the leisure opportunities many of us take for granted.”

    “I’m delighted that this a service we have been able to provide, despite the difficult financial environment and the challenges these pose.”

    To view Sunderland’s new Accessibility Checker simply go to https://www.disabledgo.com/organisations/sunderland-city-council. You will also find the service through searching the Council’s website and directories.

    The information to Sunderland joins over 125,000 other places already covered across the UK, making the website a great tool for planning a day out or trip away.

    DisabledGo would love to hear from anyone who has suggestions of places to include on the website, feedback on how the information can be improved or how it can be promoted.

    For more information please get in touch with Rachel Carter at DisabledGo – rachel.carter@disabledgo.com / 01438 842710.

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