The Michelin Guide now notes if a venue is ‘wheelchair accessible’ – I know, it means nothing for people with other disabilities let alone wheelchair users.
There’s so much more to accessibility than just standard wheelchair access. That’s one of the myths the Blue Badge Access Awards (BBAAs) want to dismiss along with the perception that if you’re disabled you want to live in hospital style accommodation or put up with a bland lifestyle.
Well we don’t and we want to show that by rewarding ‘exceptional venues that have both great accessibility and style’. The award ceremony is on 7th Oct at Roux at The Landau, The Langham Hotel, London and coincides with the Michelin Star Awards – our nemesis.
If you go to the Blue Badge Access Award site you’ll see the shortlist ranges from an art gallery to stylish hotels, bars & restaurants to a heritage pit colliery.
We will also be naming and shaming the venues that have Ludicrous (accessible) Loos. See this example where the retracting arm used for transfers is against the wall – you’ll find out where this is if you come along to the ceremony! Buy Tickets here and see you there at The Langham, London, 7th Oct.
But the Awards are about celebrating great style & accessibility and here are some of the Best Accessible Toilet Nominees. Let us know who you think will win…………….