New app launches in bid to improve venue accessibility for the disabled


A team of entrepreneurial business partners have designed a new accessibility app to improve access for disabled people across the UK.

The group has developed a new app called ‘Access Rating’, which they describe as a cross between Trustpilot and TripAdvisor.

Access Rating features 240,000 bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels and is designed to help disabled people determine how accessible venues are before they visit, using a review/rating system.

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The team, all wheelchair users, consists of Rich Copson, founder and director of Access Rating, Jignesh Vaidya, a professional disability access auditor and Mark Esho, a De Montfort University alumnus with a Masters in Business Administration

Users of the app are asked to score venues out of five for accessibility and there is an option to write a detailed review and submit photos.

The app also has a thumbs up/thumbs down feature for users to show whether they agree or disagree with ratings and comments.

Through Access Rating, the group said they will offer advice, guidance and recommendations for venues to help them improve their facilities.

Today, AMP reported on Google updating its Maps app which will see an improvement in accessibility for disabled users around the world.

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