www.yourlevelbest.com was created by a wheelchair-user who likes to socialize by meeting friends and family in pubs or restaurants -- so of course these places must be disabled-accessible. The toilets must be wheelchair-accessible, too. Venues listed on Your Level Best claim to meet all these criteria
Although the laws have recently changed and improved the situation for disabled customers, most pubs and restaurants are still not accesible by disabled yet. That's why there's a need for a list of disabled friendly places like this.
With your help, we can make the list of wheelchair-friendly pubs, hang out places and restaurants more comprehensive
Who would benefit from this list?
Anyone who wants to go out. If you are in charge of a wheelchair or pushchair, easy access becomes a priority. Furthemore, access to, and space in, the toilet can be very important and www.yourlevelbest.com tries to only list establishments that recognise this.
Which kind of establishments are listed in www.yourlevelbest.com?
To be included an establishment must:
- serve food and/or drink
- be in the UK
- have a flat,lift- accessible or ramped entrance which is wide enough to admit a wheelchair
- have an adapted disabled toilet with grab rails and room to manoeuvre a manual wheelchair
I want suggest a disabled-friendly establishment-what details are needed?
On the submit form, provide the name of the place, phone and postcode. And thanks!
Do researchers visit these establishments.?
Not all, but every suggestion is followed up with a detailed phonecall about access. Phone numbers are provided if you want to check details.
Has the website had national publicity?
www.yourlevelbest.com was the subject of a long feature in the Guardian.
The site has been covered by Good Housekeeping, Yours, Candis, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, and various local papers and radio stations