How Online Actions Make The Real World More Accessible

Euan's Guide

 

Written by Euan MacDonald MBE, Co-founder, Euan’s Guide.

 

Everyone knows that technology is making our lives easier – from the mobile phones in our pockets, the handy birthday reminders from a certain social network, to the lifesaving data records held by hospitals. However, something that might not be so obvious to businesses is how the internet is making their venue more accessible to disabled people.

The sheer number of barriers preventing disabled people from trying somewhere new or making a spontaneous decision is not always obvious for non-disabled people. But if you take for example the supposedly simple task of meeting a contact in a coffee shop on the other side of town, and consider what that means for a powerchair user like myself, you’ll soon see that there are a lot more challenges for a disabled person to navigate.

 

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