A landmark survey is seeking disabled people’s views on accessibility in a post lockdown world.
The 7th Euan’s Guide Access Survey, which is being supported by Motability Operations for the first time, goes live today.
Euan MacDonald, co-founder of Euan’s Guide, said: “This survey is extremely important in establishing how the disruption of 2020-21 has affected disabled people, their families, friends and carers and whether the pandemic has pushed back the progress of accessibility. It’s vital that anyone who has had to consider disabled access makes their voice heard on what the impact of COVID has been on accessibility.
“We are looking forward to working with Motability Operations to amplify the voices and experiences of disabled people.”
The survey asks how lockdowns and COVID measures are impacting those with accessibility requirements, what are the barriers to getting out and about and what people think about disabled access at all types of venues from pubs to castles to stations – and everywhere in between.
The data gathered will be used to provide a picture of disabled access in the UK and will be compared with previous results to find out if access is getting better or worse.
Delia Ray, Head of Marketing at Motability Operations, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Euan’s Guide to give our customers the chance to share their views on how accessible they find daily life. Since lockdown restrictions have eased, we all want to get out safely and having reliable accessibility information builds confidence and helps everyone to enjoy the benefits of getting out and about.
“We hope our customers will share their thoughts and feedback to ensure that accessibility continues to be a priority for venues across the UK.”
You can access the survey by visiting www.EuansGuide.com/AccessSurvey.