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Euan’s Guide Wins BT People’s Choice Award!

Congratulations to our friends at Euan’s Guide who have won the BT Innovation Lab People’s Choice Award. To win the award the team had to get as many votes as possible to win the award and votes were cast over Twitter using the hashtag #InfinityLabEuansGuide. We very pleased back Euan’s Guide on Twitter and are thrilled to hear that they won!

Our friend Paul, who you might remember visiting our stand at Naidex, is an ambassador for Euan’s Guide and also a loyal Trabasaxon who didn’t hesitate to show off his Trabasack when heading off to the awards:

What is the BT Infinity Lab People’s Choice Award?

The BT Infinity Lab competition focuses on social innovation and solutions which are designed to tackle issues in society. Eight products entered the finals and of course Euan’s Guide topped the table and became the winners.

The prize, which has been described as money can’t buy, by the BT team is going to be tailor-made for Euan’s Guide and includes six months’ BT support with access to the wealth of expertise within the company, from all areas of business. Membership to TechHub is also included in the prize as well as product placement for Euan’s Guide at London Infinity Lab and other BT shows throughout the year.

Euan’s Guide sent in this video to show off the quality of their product and it’s clear just how valuable it is for the creation of a more inclusive and accessible world:

What is Euan’s Guide?

Euan’s Guide is an online directory which features disabled access reviews from disabled people themselves and their friends and family. It is designed to remove the ‘fear of the unknown’ which often comes from getting out and about when living with disabilities.

In his own words, Euan MacDonald describes the guide’s aim as ‘to empower disabled people by providing information that will give confidence and choices for getting out and about.’

The guide has a wide range of reviews of all the places you might expect such as restaurants, hotels, bars and theatres but it also provide handy information about more mundane locations such as supermarkets, railway stations and post offices – the types of places that everyday access really should be provided!

The guide has recently hit the milestone of having 1000 places listed and there will surely be many more to come as many people are benefitting from the chance to enjoy their cities and surroundings more easily thanks to Euan’s Guide. The Euan’s Guide app is a further innovation which makes it even simpler for disabled people to check their accessible surroundings wherever they may be, with confidence and independence.

Congratulations Euan’s Guide!

The hashtag #infinitylabeuansguide won Euan’s Guide the prize with all their supporters sharing their votes and ensuring them a landslide win. Once the prize was won plenty of people came out to share their support and congratulations (including some you might recognise):

  It was pretty clear after the event how happy the team were and we don’t blame them!

We really look forward to seeing what happens next for Euan’s Guide and hope their impact grows to ensure even more disabled people are able to confidently visit venues knowing what is in store access-wise.