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Lord Mayor attends AccessAble website and app launch providing access information to venues across city

31 Oct 2018
Lord Mayor, Councillor Deirdre Hargey, attended the launch of the new AccessAble website and app in City Hall this week, which provides access information to venues across the city.

She was among the attendees at the event yesterday along with council officers and other councils and partner organisations of the national disability organisation AccessAble, formerly DisabledGo.

The Lord Mayor said: “I’m delighted to host this event to mark the rebranding of DisabledGo to AccessAble, along with their new innovative website and mobile app, providing detailed access information on over 1000 venues across Belfast.

“This is a key partnership for Belfast City Council and our partners as we are committed to making the city as accessible as possible to all our residents and visitors.

“Their new services, the purpose of which are to enable disabled residents and visitors to make informed choices about accessing all that Belfast has to offer are a vital part of our plan towards Belfast becoming a wholly inclusive and accessible city, as set out in our Belfast Agenda.”

AccessAble’s Executive Director, Anna Nelson said, ‘AccessAble exists to provide detailed information to venues throughout the UK and Ireland, so that disabled people, carers and anyone who needs to know more about accessibility can find out if a place will be right for them. We have a long history of working with our partners in Northern Ireland, many of whom have played a trailblazing role for our service. We hope they will inspire others to place accessibility at the heart of inclusive information provision.”

For more information on AccessAble, visit www.AccessAble.co.uk
Lord Mayor Deirdre Hargey with Barry Stevenson from AccessAble Northern Ireland at the launch of the organisation's new app and website