Member Blog: Rob Trent
Rob Trent Introduces AccessAdvisr
As a wheelchair user I have often come across misleading advice regarding accessibility. On many occasions the reality differs greatly from the description. Ramps are more like ski slopes, and access to a building is usually past the cleaning equipment, through the kitchen and into the service lift.
Accessibility challenges are equally a problem for people with other disabilities.
Out of that frustration AccessAdvisr was born.
I wanted something for users who face the same challenges as me (and that could include parents with prams and cyclists, but primarily disabled people).
Our AccessAdvisr website (https://accessadvisr.net) allows disabled people and those with mobility challenges to rate and find first-hand accessibility information. Our ‘Browse’ feature allows users to find any of our reviews anywhere in the world. Photographs can also be added to reviews.
AccessAdvisr also has a sister site spreading the accessibility word for Australia at www.accessadvisr.com.au.
But we’re more than just a website! We’re a community.
We have a LinkedIn Company page here https://www.linkedin.com/company-beta/2866687/
We have helpful accessibility videos on our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/AccessAdvisrLtd
We also have a growing Facebook community (https://www.facebook.com/groups/1176944359042703/members/) where we talk about all things accessibility related.
You can follow @accessadvisr on Twitter too.
Since inception, the reviews continue to grow and include restaurants, football stadiums, hotels, leisure venues and pubs. Here are some examples of AccessAdvisr ratings:
The Shard, London: https://accessadvisr.net/place/view/20699/
Lower Sabie accessible safaris, Africa: https://accessadvisr.net/place/view/21477
National Sports Centre for Disabled People, Colorado: https://accessadvisr.net/place/view/22556