Access Rating, a disability access app released in February, has announced that it has added disabled entrepreneur Martyn Sibley as its new director.
The first of its kind, the app allows users to quickly submit a disability access review of any of its database of 100,000 UK venues and restaurants.
Disability charity Scope called Access Rating “groundbreaking” on its release.
It was founded by disabled entrepreneurs Mark Esho, Rich Copson and Jignesh Vaidya, who were pleased to welcome Sibley after he was named the third most influential disabled person in the UK by Shaw’s Trust Disability Power 100.
Sibley has also worked with Scope, and co-founded Accomable, an accessible travel startup which sold to Airbnb in 2017.
He is also co-founder and CEO of Disability Horizons, a marketing and consulting business.
Sibley commented: “When I was approached by the founders at Access Rating, I could see that their values as a business matched my personal ethos, which is to do everything I can to drive a more inclusive world for disabled people.
“I co-founded Accomable because, as a keen traveller, I was sick of being disappointed by the accessibility when it came to hotels and accommodation.
“Often, the information given on a venue’s website isn’t up to date or accurate and it makes travelling and social activities incredibly difficult for disabled people like me.
“Access Rating is working to improve access for all across thousands of restaurants, bars and venues around the UK and I am excited to bring my expertise from Accomable and my other businesses to improve venue accessibility for disabled people around the UK and beyond.”