Coventry pushes Inclusivity with City-wide pilot of assist-Mi

We are very proud to announce we have launched a citywide pilot in Coventry in partnership with Coventry County Council and the Citizens Advice Bureau to revolutionise access and inclusivity across the city.

It’s extremely exciting for us to work in an area where we can have a direct impact on the lives of residents of Coventry, helping them in their day-to-day activities as they visit all manner of venues,

The pilot is at an evergrowing number of service providers, viewable here, and will run until January 2016.

Elizabeth Flowers, Chair of the Disabled Employees Network, and lead on the app project, said “We are formally launching the app and would love colleagues to drop in and see the app working and tell us what they think. We are inviting organisations as well as individual users of the app to the launch so feel free to spread the word!”

“It helps us all understand more about the importance of accessible venues.”

We ran a short pre-pilot of the app, one user said it was, “easy to download”. They also added: “It gave me the choice of planning my journey to make my trip into the city smoother and easier and of course it is great that it is free for individuals.”

Councillor Faye Abbott, Cabinet Member for community development, co-operative and social enterprise said: “I’m delighted the Council is working in partnership with local organisations to deliver this App. The council is committed to enabling visitors to the city have a positive experience and this app is one of the practical ways we can put that commitment into action.”

Gary McFarlane, Co-Founder and CEO of assist-Mi said: “assist-Mi is delighted to be working with Coventry City Council and Citizens Advice Bureau, bringing a new way of offering enhanced access to service providers for their disabled customers. I ask for potential users of the app to download assist-Mi and get involved in the pilot.”