The States has commissioned an organisation called DisabledGo to audit the accessibility of 500 venues in Guernsey – hotels, restaurants, shops, public buildings – and publish the results online for everyone to use.
DisabledGo hosted meetings on Wednesday 5th October to explain the survey process and to get local feedback as to which venues to include. If they wished, disabled islanders and their family members could also apply to help with the survey. Local people who become surveyors will be given training and paid for their work.
The results of the survey should be available in January 2012.
To find out more about DisabledGo, go to: www.disabledgo.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.