Durham County Council is the latest council to work in partnership with DisabledGo to provide a fantastic resource for anyone wanting to know more about disabled access across the county.
The guide, which launched last Thursday, covers over 1000 venues across the area.
DisabledGo surveyors have visited every venue featured in the guide collecting information, in conjunction with disabled people.
The guide details accessibility to buildings and venues across the county, including restaurants, tourist attractions, leisure centres and council buildings giving specific information such as the height of tables dimensions of toilets or the positioning of fixtures and fittings.
Councillor Lucy Hovvels, cabinet member for health and safer communities, said: “This guide will be a fantastic resource for disabled residents and visitors to County Durham who are looking to find restaurants and places to visit and I am very pleased to support it.”
Speaking ahead of the launch, Anna Borthwick, head of business development and marketing at DisabledGo, said: “I am thrilled to be attending the launch of the DisabledGo-County Durham guide.
“It has been a real pleasure working with Durham County Council on producing this fantastic resource and I hope it will be well used.”
The online guide will provide benefits for business too, helping them reach more customers by publicising the access they offer.
All businesses that take part also receive Disability Awareness Manuals, designed as a 20 minute introduction to disability and access.
The website www.disabledgo.com not only gives information on access but can be used to find a job, catch up on the latest disability news, advertise events, post articles and join discussions on the forum.
The guide is due to launch this Thursday (8 November.) To attend the launch contact Dean Eales at DisabledGo on 01438 84271 or email: [email protected]