The official launch of Euan’s Guide

Colleagues from the Euan MacDonald Centre for MND Research were invited to support the launch of Euan’s Guide on 25th March 2014.

accessible-mapA reception was hosted by Christina McKelvie, MSP and guests were entertained by Drake Music Scotland’s band Audibility. We were invited to demo the site, ask questions and add our favourite accessible place in Scotland to their mobile map!

The accessible website for disabled people encourages users to post reviews of any venue, anywhere in the world. Venues also have the opportunity to promote their accessibility features. The website has been developed with disabled people in mind and has been designed to be user friendly with different communication technologies such as speech command, eye command and touch pads.

Euan’s Guide is the result of an unmet need which Euan MacDonald and his sister Kiki discovered repeatedly as they attended events at cinemas, sports grounds, hotels, concerts and attractions as well asĀ  everyday shops and local services.

euan-soundcheck_495x165Euan describes the site as “a great way for people to share practical first-hand knowledge of venues which is otherwise difficult to find before visiting. We want to encourage as many disabled people as possible to get involved and add their experiences. Euan’s Guide will help people feel comfortable with visiting new places knowing that the venue will be accessible to them.”

Have you some much deserved praise for your local library or shopping centre? Perhaps you visited somewhere recently and had difficulties with access? Tell everybody else about it at www.euansguide.com