Boosting access information for your business

Enabled City Ltd is a small, but fast growing, commercial company which provides technology based products for people with learning difficulties and other disabilities. The company used to be a charity (Enabled London), but we changed it a couple of years ago to become a normal commercial company in order to expand and provide the products and services to a much wider audience.

Our two inclusively designed products are PhotoRoute (Visit London gold awarded expertise) and Word-Bank (BBC innovation lab awarded).

1. PhotoRoute

Providing photo-based way finding for those who have difficulty reading linear maps, have a physical disability or visitors from abroad who speak English as a second language. The photos are geo-located and presented in sequence together with arrows and text to support way-finding. These routes can be viewed in website, print, embeddable versions prior to travel or via mobile devices (Tottenham Hotspur FC way-finding app).

Website version

Website version

Print version

Print version

Embedded version

 Business branded pages

PhotoRoute provides the facility to group maps together for a single business in their own business branded page. Learn about business branded pages and how to embed PhotoRoute maps.

Client page example

For latest PhotoRoute work please see Tottenham Hotspur FC way-finding app.

2.Word-Bank

An affordable add-on website facility which explains difficult words in pictorial or animated form supported by easy to Word-Bank logoread text. It can be licenced for use on any website and the facility can be switched on and off by the website visitor. Words which have a pictorial description available are highlighted and if the user clicks one of these words, they are presented with a small pop-up window containing the definition.

It encourages meaningful understanding of website information, allowing organisations to exceed current accessibility legislation while improving engagement.

Scottish readers may enjoy this little example of Word-Bank working with phrases well known to locals but a world away for visitors.
If you have never heard of Word-Bank then dinna fash yersel! Click on the Word-Bank on 

button to make sense of these common phrases understood by all of Jock Tamsons bairns. It could help those visitors from England and elsewhere keep the heid. If you dinnae ken what any of this means, just click on the highlighted phrase for an explanation.

Advantages for clients:

  • Cost effective and innovative.
  • No specialist knowledge required to add to web sites.
  • Automated linking technology.
  • Easily subscribe to dictionaires then customise individual definitions.
  • Has mainstream application and appeal as it is not a disability specific tool – ensuring reach across the widest possible audience.
  • Comprehensive online and offline support.

Advantages for site users:

  • Convenient, website users are not required to have specific training or software.
  • Provides instant clarification reducing the need to follow alphabetical lists or reference dictionaries.
  • Will not interfere with other accessibility tools including software for people with visual impairments.

Stephan Brusch, Head of LD Development and Prevent Coordinator at NHS London
Word-Bank on NHS London

“Word-Bank ensures our website is accessible to people with learning disabilities. Through Word-Bank, we are assured that the information that we provide on our website is accessible to a much wider audience. We are certainly proud of the end product and had very positive responses from our end users. Enabled City have ensured that the web-development were done in true partnership with us and people with learning disabilities. Many thanks!”

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