New Website Gives Info On Disability-Friendly
January 22, 2004
GRIMSBY, ENGLAND--Wouldn't it be great to have a local resource that told you which theaters had the best wheelchair-accessible seating, which restaurants provided menus in large or Braille print, which stores had personal shoppers to assist you, or which businesses were simply the most positive toward customers with disabilities?
An estimated 20,00 people with disabilities in North East Lincolnshire can benefit from such a service called "DisabledGo".
The new service was founded by Gregory Burke, a 29-year-old wheelchair user. It is being supported by local government authorities and businesses.
"The new website gives people an informed choice, confidence and freedom," said Burke.
DisabledGo spokesperson Steve Massey said: "This is not a minority issue. There are more disabled people than Pop Idol voters."
"Businesses are missing out. Even though people may not be now, they can end up disabled in later life."