Shaw Trust and assist-Mi partnership to deliver improved accessibility

  12th September 2016 Today marks the start of a brand new partnership between the national charity Shaw Trust, and the disability access app assist-Mi, to enable revolutionary levels of assistance when clients are navigating their way to appointments at 5 participating Shaw trust offices.   Shaw Trust is a national charity providing employment opportunities,… Read more »

Help us to improve rail travel for people with disabilities

We are inviting you to take part in our focus groups, which will help shape an exciting new project to create an accessible rail travel solution for passengers with disabilities. We know that everyone’s experience of rail travel is very different, from locating accessible stations and obtaining assistance, to using the train amenities, with many finding… Read more »

Transport Committee launches inquiry on improving the rail passenger experience

Improving the rail passenger experience inquiry launched The Transport Committee is conducting a series of inquiries into “the future of rail”. The Committee launches the next in the series on the rail passenger experience. Inquiry: Improving the rail passenger experience Transport Committee Background In 2016 the consumer group Which? conducted a survey of passenger satisfaction… Read more »

UK funds disabled assistance app for rail journeys

ITS (UK) member assist-Mi has received Government funding to develop and pilot a smartphone application that will help disabled rail passengers to request real time assistance during their journey, the company has announced. Innovation agency Innovate UK is providing £260,000 for the 18 month ‘SMART’ – Spontaneous Mobile Accessible Rail Travel – project. The solution… Read more »

Big splash for assist-Mi as Sandcastle Waterpark becomes the UK’s first visitor attraction to use the ground-breaking app for disabled visitors

Sandcastle Waterpark in Blackpool will be the first visitor attraction in the country to offer assist-Mi to disabled visitors. According to Sandcastle Waterpark’s Managing Director John Child, the, the assist-Mi app “will make it easier for disabled people to access our facilities and will also make it easier for the Sandcastle to support them.” “We… Read more »

assist-Mi to a cab!

assist-Mi and Gett Taxi for disabled travellers In another demonstration of smart phones improving accessibility, news of a collaboration between assist-Mi and Gett Taxi, the black cabbies’ riposte to Uber. assist-Mi helps users contact service providers directly. assist-Mi is a free smartphone app which uses a combination of “Smart” location-based technologies and two-way messaging to… Read more »