AN ONLINE guide aimed at making trips out for people with disabilities stress-free has been updated with the help of Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council.

The borough council has provided funding to the national disability organisation AccessAble, previously known as DisabledGo, whick works to provide detailed, accurate information to allow somebody to work out if a venue is going to be accessible to them.

The guides cover venues such as shops, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities and hospitals.

Funding will allow the organisation to keep an up-to-date record of accessible venues in the borough.

David Livermore, director of business development at AccessAble said: “Our organisation was established in 2002 to provide detailed accessibility information in support of disabled people, to be able to make independent choices regarding the places we all want to go.

“Our partnership with Basingstoke and Deane Council enables us to maintain the accuracy of the Access Guide for over 200 different places of interest across the borough.

“This is a particularly exciting time as we have also launched a mobile app, ‘AccessAble’ that you can download and find detailed access information when you are out and about.”

Cabinet member for digital innovation and inclusion, Cllr Hannah Golding added: “We’re very happy to support this important guide which gives disabled people, as well as their family and friends, detailed and practical information to help them plan their visits to the borough, whatever their disability or impairment.”

To find out more about the charity’s work or to view the guide go to