The developers of Access Rating, a new app branded “Trustpilot for the disabled traveller”, have put out a call for the disabled community to get behind it to ensure its success.
The app, which has been running on a trial basis across Leicestershire since February with hopes of going UK-wide, allows users to rate an establishment based on its accessibility to disabled visitors.
A statement from the Leicestershire entrepreneurs behind the app said: “The aim is for the app to create a real-life, real-time knowledge bank for disabled users by disabled users – and to, ultimately, make life easier, as the more users get involved and post their reviews, the more that knowledge multiplies, for the greater good.”
All with their own personal mobility needs, Mark Esho – an award winning entrepreneur and number one ranking author – Richard Copson and Jignesh Vaidya are the developers behind Access Rating.
Speaking about their own reasons for developing Access Rating, Copson said: “My main motivation for us to launch was my experience of working with teenagers at a local disability school. They often have exceptionally low expectations due to so many barriers in their way. I felt a sense of responsibility to help build a better future for young people and my disabled friends.”
The developers hope that disabled residents across Leicestershire – and eventually the country – will get behind the app and review businesses they visit so that the app can reach its full potential.
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