"I’m delighted to endorse Euan’s Guide, and to congratulate him on launching this pioneering website. I know, through meeting many people with MS who have disabilities, that there is a dearth of independent and unofficial information about venues and their accessibility. A friendly and straightforward guide, with information from users themselves, is an empowering development to be heartily recommended."
Professor Stephen Hawking
“There is a severe lack of quality information about disabled access in the UK, particularly services giving the end-user's perspective. For this reason it can be very difficult for disabled people and their carers to find out where they can go to enjoy many of the everyday activities most people take for granted, such as visiting a coffee shop or going out for drink with friends. As a result, despite all of the legislation supporting accessibility, disabled people are effectively excluded from many mainstream venues and activities, for fear of being faced with inadequate facilities.
“EuansGuide.com helps people with disabilities and their carers give an open and honest account of a venue's accessibility, good or bad. This means that users can check before they go whether a venue will cater for their needs. The site will make a huge difference for people across the UK, giving them a reliable source of information to help plan their leisure, personal and business activities.”
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"As the parent of a young adult wheelchair-user, I am a huge fan of Euan's Guide. It celebrates accessibility and flags up shortcomings. It gives the disabled and their carers a voice. And it's fun. Think of it as Trip Advisor - with wheels on!"
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What some of our users are saying...
"For me the power in Euan’s Guide over some of the other work, directories, and self interest groups is simple. The reviews are written by disabled people who live the daily experience, who know about the needs people have, and what is important to them."
"At last, I can look forward to looking in Euan’s Guide and finding out if the place I want to visit does have an accessible loo, I can get in the building, and will have people happy to help me."
"Euan’s guide will make an enormous difference, not only to individuals like me, but also in informing and educating the wider community."
“It’s a much needed idea – we’ve booked places in the past and had to come home again. We couldn’t get around the bedroom”
“Badges and symbols don’t tell you enough. The important part is the detail a venue gives and it’s often not enough”
“We tend to go to places we have been before and know well. It would be great to go to new places where we can be sure they’re accessible”
“It’s a great idea and much needed. I want to read about places from people who understand the problems”
“I like the idea of being able to share information about places we have found with other people. I can use the site to find out about places for when I go on holiday”