Euan’s Guide is a disabled access review website and app that aims to ‘remove the fear of the unknown’ and inspire people to try new places. But it's much more than that, we take a look at how Euan's Guide can help your group and your participants.

The Euan's Guide website was founded in 2013 by brother and sister, Euan and Kiki MacDonald, after Euan became a powerchair user. After spending hours of their time making enquiries about access at places they wanted to go, the duo realised that they could not be alone in their search for disabled access information. This idea became Euan’s Guide, a digital charity that is helping to open up towns and cities to disabled people everywhere.

Disabled people and their friends and families can use the Euan's Guide website to search for listings and reviews of venues across the UK and beyond, and you can also add and review venues to help give others an idea of what to expect when visiting somewhere new for the first time.

In the case of voluntary arts groups this can be especially useful as a way of sharing information about the accessibility of the venue in which you meet. Encouraging your venue to list on the website, uploading photos of the space and asking your participants to leave reviews may even attract a few new people to your group.

If you are a venue (community centre, library, cafe gallery etc.), it's free to list on Euan's Guide, which also gives you access to venue toolkit, with branding, tips and advice to help you spread the word and welcome disabled people.

Find out more about Euan's Guide and list your venue here.

Free resources from Voluntary Arts

Euan's Guide helped us to create 'Events Checklist - Disability and Access' - a free resource that offers practical guidance and useful contacts to help you plan, publicise and run an accessible event that is welcoming to a wide range of participants, download it here.