Scottish business EuansGuide.com has been awarded this year’s prestigious ‘People’s Choice’ award at the national BT Infinity Lab Connected Society competition.
The disabled access reviews website won by a landslide and was praised by judges for innovatively using information and communication technologies to assist disabled people finding venues with good accessibility.
Launched in 2013, EuansGuide.com was founded by Euan MacDonald who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2003 and became dependent on a wheelchair. After finding it difficult to identify venues with suitable access and often relying upon trial and error, this led Euan to create a website where people can review venues’ accessibility.
Euan’s Guide now features more than 1,000 venues across the UK and internationally, and has been endorsed by the likes of Professor Stephen Hawking and JK Rowling.
Euan MacDonald, founder of EuansGuide.com, said: “The website was created to let people share practical first-hand knowledge of venues that is otherwise difficult to find out before visiting. This means that users can check before they go whether a venue will cater for their needs. The site is already making a huge difference for people across the UK, giving them a reliable source of information to help plan their leisure, personal and business activities and we look forward to evolving it.”
The BT Infinity Lab competition started in October 2013 and is a joint project between BT and entrepreneur community TechHub to encourage technology start-ups to develop new services to make great use of superfast broadband.
For more information visit www.euansguide.com
EuansGuide.com was created in 2013 by Euan MacDonald, who was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease in 2003. It provides disabled access information for venues including attractions, cinemas, sports grounds, places to stay, and everyday places such as the post office and local services. The website allows users to share reviews and rate venues based on their accessibility, and was developed with disabled people in mind. It strives to be accessible to everyone including people who use different communication technologies such as speech command, eye command and touch pads. For more information visit www.euansguide.com