Luton Borough Council launches DisabledGo

A special celebratory event to launch Disabled Go
A special celebratory event to launch Disabled Go

An access guide designed to provide information about the accessibility of Luton venues has been launched at a celebratory event.

Luton Borough Council worked with DisabledGo to produce the guide which gives access information to 500 venues across the town.

DisabledGo covers tourist attractions, leisure centres, shops, pubs, cafes, restaurants and much more.

It allows the public to find out information about accessibility to venues, so anybody with an access requirement can decide whether a venue is suitable before visiting.

Councillor Mahmood Hussain, portfolio holder for adult social care, attended the special event.

He said: “Luton is a vibrant, exciting and diverse town; and as a council we are committed to improving accessibility for everyone who lives, works, studies and visits here.

“We are therefore very proud to have worked with DisabledGo on this important access guide for Luton’s residents and visitors,

“Whether it is a cafe suitable for wheelchair users, a restaurant with appropriate parking or a theatre offering hearing loops, it is vital for some people to have accessibility information to hand before they set off.

“I would like to thank both DisabledGo and New Horizons for their hard work on this project.”

All the venues have been assessed by a DisabledGo surveyor or a member of the council’s New Horizons team, who looked at a range of accessibility features from parking to toilet facilities.

The guide is available at www.disabledgo.com/organisations/luton-borough-council