Our Mission

Accessibility for all

Accessibility is often taken for granted. But, for many people, this is not the case.

Just like dietary requirements, we think accessibility information should be readily available to everyone, all the time.

Let’s empower people of all abilities to lead fulfilling social lives with confidence, purpose and ease.

 

 
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Greater information. Greater engagement. Greater representation.

For people with accessibility needs—whether disabled, elderly or pushing a pram—poor accessibility can limit social engagement and opportunities. Yet, while we might not yet be able to make every venue universally accessible, greater information empowers people of all abilities to socialise with greater confidence, purpose and ease.

By making accessibility information easier to access, SociAbility drives greater social interaction, engagement and representation of people with accessibility needs; in turn, boosting opportunities and quality of life. 

SociAbility benefits the whole community. While accessibility information is most helpful for the disabled, the elderly, parents with prams and the temporarily injured, it is also empowers the friends and family of anyone with an accessibility need. Whether you’re planning a public event, a first date with a wheelchair user or a family dinner with grandma, SociAbility makes it easier than ever to ensure that everyone will have a great time.

Further, SociAbility helps venue owners and managers to better understand the needs of their customers. Accessibility needs can too often remain out of sight and out of mind. By shedding light on hidden accessibility issues, and how they can easily be fixed, SociAbility empowers venue managers to be as socially—and economically—inclusive as possible. That’s a win-win!

 
 
 

Accessibility information for you. For everyone. For everywhere.

Alternative platforms for accessibility information typically have three flaws:

1. inaccurate or unreliable information;
2. patchy coverage of venues and limited range of venue types; and
3. insufficient detail and unhelpfully vague labels, like 'accessible', ‘partially accessible’ or 'inaccessible'.

That’s a problem. So we built a solution.

Only you know what is accessible for your abilities and preferences. And we know that this changes in different contexts. That’s why our job remains the same – to give you the information you need to make the right decision, every time, everywhere.

Designed, refined and tested by people with disabilities, SociAbility’s unique mapping method captures accessibility information in clear, comprehensive and objective detail: door widths, number of stairs, heights of tables etc. We avoid subjective assessments and broad assumptions about accessibility. Instead, SociAbility provides you with the facts you need to judge accessibility for yourself. Simple.

Go where you want, not where you’re told. Accessibility information is only empowering when widespread. That’s why we built SociAbility to scale.

With SociAbility, anyone with a smartphone can contribute accessibility details for their favourite venues in seconds. Built atop Google Maps, SociAbility is familiar and intuitive—allowing you to search or contribute information seamlessly. By drawing on the power of the crowd, SociAbility can meaningfully empower disabled communities worldwide.

Want to help us grow? Get in touch!

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