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Making Basingstoke and Deane more AccessAble

News release 8401, published on 04 Feb 2019
<p style="margin-bottom:0pt;"><span>An online guide which aims to make visits to shops, restaurants, beauty spots and other venues stress-free for disabled people has been updated with the help of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.


National disability organisation AccessAble, previously know as DisabledGo, works to provide detailed accurate information to allow somebody to work out if a venue is going to be accessible to them. The guides cover venues such as shops, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities and hospitals.


The borough council provided funding towards the access guide for Basingstoke and Deane, which has been updated since the relaunch of the charity.


You can find the guide at www.accessable.co.uk/organisations/basingstoke-and-deane-borough-council .


The council website www.basingstoke.gov.uk has also now been updated to include direct links to the AccessAble website.


This means that visitors to the page can find information about accessibility with just a click.


Cabinet Member for Digital Innovation and Inclusion Cllr Hannah Golding said: “We’re very happy to support this important guide which gives disabled people, as well as their family and friends, detailed and practical information to help them plan their visits to the borough, whatever their disability or impairment.”


David Livermore, Director of Business Development at AccessAble said: “We’re delighted to continue to develop the Access Guide for Basingstoke and Deane.


“Our organisation was established in 2002 to provide detailed accessibility information in support of disabled people, to be able to make independent choices regarding the places we all want to go.


“Our partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Council enables us to maintain the accuracy of the Access Guide for over 200 different places of interest across the borough.


“This is a particularly exciting time as we have also launched a mobile app, ‘AccessAble’ that you can download and find detailed access information when you are out and about.”











 
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