100 day countdown to the opening of the Paralympic Games

The 21st of May marks the 100 day countdown to the opening of the Paralympic Games, 12 momentous days where 150 nations will compete together.

In preparation, the Greater London Authority (GLA) has improved physical access and way finding to the South Bank’s wealth of heritage and arts venues dotted along the River Thames and South Bank.
The GLA commissioned Enabled City to provide Photo Routes along the South Bank enabling tourists and people with physical and learning disabilities to make informed access choices before travelling and support way finding.
We are grateful to support the GLA’s mission to:

“Improve Londoners’ lives by delivering changes that will make a real difference. Changes that make sure that London stay’s the best big city in the world”.

The South Bank is the home to Europe’s biggest arts venue and some of the UK’s best loved tourist attractions such as the London Eye and London SeaLife Aquarium.

The London Aquarium is close to accessible Westminster Underground station, Photo Route maps help people prepare for their journey by providing easy (step free) routes and removing navigation challenges by overlaying custom images taken along the journey at gps (global positioning system) accuracy to reassure people of their location at ever turn.
Photo Routes can be viewed online to help prepare, print them or view embedded versions. Phone apps will be available for June 2012.

Notes to editor:

Enabled City is the former trading name of Enabled London. Enabled London won a Visit London gold award in 2006 for our inclusive way finding solution which was then called Photo Access Maps/Enabled Maps.
In 2011 we created the map authoring toolkit and renamed Enabled Maps to Photo Route.