Council unveils pioneering new online service

DisabledGo and Newtownabbey Borough Council have come together to develop a pioneering service for disabled residents, their circle of support and visitors to the area.

www.DisabledGo.com is an award-winning website run by disability organisation DisabledGo. In operation since 2000, DisabledGo is an established and trusted service, providing disabled people with the information needed to make informed choices about accessing their community.

The online resource is free to use and covers a huge range of venues across Ireland and the UK, including cinemas, hotels, hospitals, colleges, sports grounds, restaurants, dentists, tourist attractions and much, much more. The service has been developed in constant consultation with disabled people.

Thanks to the support of Newtownabbey Borough Council, Newtownabbey now has its own guide. The guide contains accessibility details of over 200 buildings and venues across the borough, providing specific details such as the height of tables, dimensions of toilets or the positioning of fixtures and fittings.

DisabledGo annually contacts every single venue featured on the DisabledGo-Newtownabbey access guide and sends trained surveyors to revisit where any structural changes have been identified.

Now is the opportunity for local people to have their say on the guide. DisabledGo are holding an online steering group forum from Wednesday, December 21 where individuals can view the Newtownabbey guide and give DisabledGo feedback.

Further information regarding the steering group can be obtained from Tom Felton by emailing tom.felton@disabledgo.com