There’s less than a week to go to nominate a hotel, restaurant, leisure, or tourism venue you think offers the very best in exceptional accessibility for disabled people.
Organisers of the Blue Badge Access Awards 2023 (BBAA) are asking readers of Living with Disability to get involved and nominate their pick for the organisation that’s getting ‘Accessibility with Style’ right.
The 12 awards will be presented in October, ranging from Best Bar and Best Spa to Best Historic Building and Best Conceptual Design. The Ludicrous Loo Award returns, and brand new for this year will be The Ridiculous Ramp Award!
The aim of the awards is to encourage hospitality industry bosses, architects, and designers worldwide to consider ways in which they can address the needs of disabled people and to make their experience more joyful and inclusive.
“Mobility – or the lack of it – shouldn’t mean you can’t have style,” said Fiona Jarvis, founder of Blue Badge Style, pictured above centre with Michael Caines MBE, BBAA Access Ambassador and Executive Chef at Lympstone Manor (left) and BBAA Co-Founder and President of Bespoke Hotels Robin Sheppard.
“We are looking for exceptional accessibility across hotels, restaurants, bars and other public venues worldwide, with a focus on style, thoughtful design, innovation and liberty.
“We are also unafraid to give a couple of awards which highlight the regular abominations that sadly continue to exist, and we encourage nominations for Ludicrous Loos, Ridiculous Ramps, Bewildering Bathrooms and Obnoxious Obstructions in restaurants, hotels, cafés and visitor attractions around the country!”
The deadline for nominations is September 18 and full details are available at www.bluebadgeaccessawards.com