Today I am reviewing DisabledGo (http://www.disabledgo.com) – it’s one of my favourite sites to look up toilet facilities (amongst a whole range of access data on venues). I am not affiliated with the site in any way – these are simply my personal views as a wheelchair user.
I gave it 10/10 and here is why.
It’s UK based and each venue (of a staggering 120,000 places) has been visited by their specialists. I find this is what makes the difference – you aren’t just relying on misinformation or guess work from uneducated venue staff.
The layout is simple and clear – type in what you are looking for on the home page or fine tune your search by stating within what distance or postcode area. The website has a variety of options for display and accessibility.
I decided to search for a Zoo (just because I’m planning a good few this year) and purely reviewed the site based on their accessible toilet data.
It instantly brought up 53 results – of which the WC accessible toilet symbol features where relevant. A Changing Places symbol indicates a changing places toilet where available.
t also says when the information was last updated clearly in the search (alongside location, how to contact the venue and their website address). This is often lacking on other types of sites.
A bright yellow box took me to more information – I chose a cafe in a particular zoo. It was very easy to navigate and the level of detail is exemplary. I find it much better than any other accessibility/tourism site currently available.
Information I found
he access guides have a topic ‘Accessible Toilet’ as well as ‘Standard Toilet’. When you expand on these items you get every conceivable piece of information you could ever need plus the essential photo.
he information is under clear headings such as:
- Location and access
- Features and dimensions
- Position of fixtures
- Colour contrast and lighting
- Other Comments
I will definitely be using this guide for summer when I start to get out and about.
Snapshot of the information I found: