Guest Speaker Announcement #2: Changing Places Conference 2015
Welcoming Euan’s Guide…
Following on from our very first guest speaker announcement this week, we can now reveal another of our special guests for the up and coming Changing Places Conference on Saturday 21st Feb 2015 as Euan’s Guide.
Andrew and Kiki from the charity will be welcomed along to help us to present the very first ‘Changing Places People’s Choice Award’ as voted for by the Changing Places Conference attendees. We will also be learning more about who Euan is and how Euan’s Guide impacts the lifestyles of thousands of people in the UK who also use Changing Places.
Why Euan’s Guide?
Told by Euan MacDonald himself, read more below about the charity:
“Despite being in a wheelchair due to Motor Neurone Disease, I still want to go out to bars, restaurants, hotels, cinemas, music festivals, sports grounds etc. I’m always looking for new places to go out but can only find out if access is suitable through a process of trial and error.
Following years of investigating, my family and I have built up something akin to a local directory on disabled access that we were keen to share with others with accessibility needs. We thought that there must be thousands of people who have the same issues that we do so we decided to take this a step further and create a website to help others. Euan’s Guide aims to be a friendly, honest & empowering alternative to hours of web searching and phone calls and most importantly remove the ‘fear of the unknown’ when visiting a venue for the first time.
Euan’s Guide is a listings and review website that helps disabled people and their families know which venues are truly accessible. “A generic disabled access badge doesn’t always tell the whole story” says Euan. “Our website can give you confidence that someone in your situation has been there and can make a recommendation. The website makes it easier to enjoy experiences that many people might take for granted. It could be as simple as meeting a friend for a cup of coffee but you need to know which places are suitable.”
We’ve made a start, but we need your help to achieve this. Please help us by reviewing your favourite places, listing your venue or simply telling people about us.”
To register your attendance to The Changing Places Conference 2015 please visit the Official Whoozin Page. All attendees must be registered before the event.