Wheelmapping - Dogoodery on a pub crawl

Having fun and providing a service - Rotaractors assess disabled accessibility of local public buildings.

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Rotaract Do-goodery & fellowship:

or how to do community service on a pub crawl!

Rotaractors from Peterborough and Market Harborough got together on 24thAugust to enjoy some fellowship and deliver some Do-goodery! Together they organised a Wheelmap mapping event in Market Harborough, becoming Wheelmap Ambassadors for the night and mapping the ease of disability access to local town centre pubs.

Using the web based Wheelmap tool the intrepid Rotaractors set off around the town centre to assess the ease of access for wheelchair users of a number buildings. They could have assessed the accessibility of shops, banks, public buildings etc. but, as this was an evening activity and most of these were closed they chose pubs. Well, that’s the reason they are giving although beer may have played a small part!

Using the standard assessment criteria available at https://news.wheelmap.org/en/wheelmap-ambassador/ our activists for accessibility were able to provide a red, amber, and green traffic light assessment for each of the pubs visited and the information is now available to anyone accessing the website.

Of course, the Rotaractors had a great time and a return fixture in Peterborough is on the cards – that’ll probably be an evening event as well! In Market Harborough the event drew immediate interest from the local Shopmobility Scheme Co-ordinator who posted a Facebook request to hear about how they had got on.


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