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Mission Accessible: Blue Badge Style Features In The Good Food Guide

Mission Accessible: Blue Badge Style Features In The Good Food Guide

Press Releases   •   Dec 06, 2013 12:29 GMT

Blue Badge Style founder, Fiona Jarvis, has been interviewed by the UK's leading restaurant guide, The Good Food Guide. In the interview, published to coincide with International Day of People with Disability, Fiona talked about the bugbears of less able diners, the ways to improve accessibility in restaurants and the aims of Blue Badge Style.

Blue Badge Style Chosen For A Share Of £275,000 Investment At The Pitch 2013

Blue Badge Style Chosen For A Share Of £275,000 Investment At The Pitch 2013

Press Releases   •   Sep 30, 2013 16:25 BST

Blue Badge Style founder, Fiona Jarvis, was one of many entrepreneurs who gathered in Bristol last Wednesday for the Pitch Live, a competition to find the country's best small businesses. Of the 46 small businesses to reach the final stage, seven were selected by investors as businesses they would be interested in supporting with a share of £275,000. Blue Badge Style was among these businesses.

Blue Badge Style features in The Time Out Reader's Takeover

Blue Badge Style features in The Time Out Reader's Takeover

Press Releases   •   Sep 24, 2013 15:14 BST

Blue Badge Style founder, Fiona Jarvis, was pleased to have been part of the Great Time Out Takeover today. This week's special issue of London's popular lifestyle magazine was all written by local readers including Fiona's piece on the perfect accessible weekend.

Blue Badge Style Awards Recognises Venues With Great Style & Accessibility, One Tear On From 2012 Paralympics

Blue Badge Style Awards Recognises Venues With Great Style & Accessibility, One Tear On From 2012 Paralympics

Press Releases   •   Aug 29, 2013 09:37 BST

Part of Blue Badge Style's celebration of the Success of the Paralympics 1 Year On. They Award Hospitality venues for their great style & accessibility. Their Three Tick Venues List Is Out Today With Window Stickers and Certificates Delivered by Wheelchair and In Person By Founder Fiona Jarvis.

Blue Badge Style Shortlisted For The Pitch - Britain's Biggest Small Business Competition

Blue Badge Style Shortlisted For The Pitch - Britain's Biggest Small Business Competition

Press Releases   •   Aug 09, 2013 13:14 BST

Blue Badge Style has made the shortlist for the Pitch 2013. The Pitch is the UK's biggest small business competition now in it's sixth year. It rewards up and coming small businesses for innovation and entrepreneurial excellence. Blue Badge Style has made it onto the shortlist of forty outstanding new businesses which will take part in the semi-finals of the competition.

Blue Badge Style Launches The Disability Action Panel To Help Remove Accessibility Obstacles

Blue Badge Style Launches The Disability Action Panel To Help Remove Accessibility Obstacles

Press Releases   •   Aug 06, 2013 14:08 BST

Blue Badge Style, the first app and website guide to a stylish lifestyle for the less-physically-able, has launched the Disability Action Panel. The panel will make recommendations to retailers and transport companies about how best to serve the less able community. Uptake has already been strong but there is always space for more like-minded, opinionated and passionate voices.

Petition Launched To Insist That Inaccessible Buildings With A Hospitality Use Retro-Fit Disabled Facilities

Petition Launched To Insist That Inaccessible Buildings With A Hospitality Use Retro-Fit Disabled Facilities

News   •   Jul 31, 2013 11:03 BST

Blue Badge Style have launched a petition which could mean that all buildings with hospitality functions are legally obliged to retro-fit disabled facilities. Although many, such as access consultant, David Bonnett, argue that the 1995 Disability Discrimination Act has "gone a long way in dispensing with the physical barriers that we had hitherto thought to be inevitable", more needs to be done.

Blue Badge Style Talk Accessible London At Digital Shoreditch: “Why Have I Got To Go To Court To Make Them Adhere To Regulations?”

Blue Badge Style Talk Accessible London At Digital Shoreditch: “Why Have I Got To Go To Court To Make Them Adhere To Regulations?”

Press Releases   •   Jul 18, 2013 12:03 BST

Blue Badge Style founder, Fiona Jarvis, talk at Digital Shoreditch where she spoke about the problems faced by the less-physically-able in London is now available online. She pointed to difficulties with public transport, building access and the general perception of less able people. Overall her message was that, although accessibility has come a long way, there is still a long way further to go.

Blue Badge Style At Digital Shoreditch - The Value of the Blue £ & Accessibility in London

News   •   Jul 09, 2013 12:17 BST

The Blue £ is £80 Bn pa in the UK, $220Bn in the USA. But there are accessibility issues that prevent people with disabilities spending money. See the video and attached PDF

Accessible London & The Value of People With Disabilities to the UK Economy

Blog posts   •   Jul 08, 2013 12:17 BST

Presentation at Digital Shoreditch on how accessible is London? Also examining the barriers to 'inclusion' & the value of people with disabilities to the economy both in spending power and the workplace.

Blue Badge Style Founder Nominated For National Diversity Award

Blue Badge Style Founder Nominated For National Diversity Award

Press Releases   •   Jul 05, 2013 09:23 BST

Fiona Jarvis, founder of Blue Badge Style, the first app and online guide to a stylish lifestyle for the less able, has been nominated for a National Diversity Award. The awards, sponsored by Microsoft, showcase those who have made outstanding commitments to enhancing equality in society. Jarvis has been nominated to be considered for the award of Entrepreneur of Excellence for Disability.

The 'Discerning Less Able' Could Bring You Profits: Blue Badge Style Founder's Message In Hospitality Today Magazine

The 'Discerning Less Able' Could Bring You Profits: Blue Badge Style Founder's Message In Hospitality Today Magazine

Press Releases   •   Jun 19, 2013 14:33 BST

Fiona Jarvis, founder of Blue Badge Style, the first app and website guide to a stylish lifestyle for the less-physically-able, has written an article for the June/July 2013 edition of Hospitality Today. The article focuses on the emerging and untapped market of disabled people within the hospitality industry and how it could be utilised more intelligently.

Blue Badge Style Featured On What's Hot UK

Blue Badge Style Featured On What's Hot UK

Press Releases   •   Jun 10, 2013 10:24 BST

Fiona Jarvis and Blue Badge Style (www.bluebadgestyle.com), the first app and website guide for a less able, stylish lifestyle, have been featured on the What's Hot UK website in a piece profiling the app. What's Hot UK is a website set up to cover all things stylish and trendy in the UK. The article covers what the Blue Badge Style app and website do as well as featuring Fiona's personal story.

Blue Badge Style Founder Named One Of Bright Shiny News' Inspiring Women

Blue Badge Style Founder Named One Of Bright Shiny News' Inspiring Women

Press Releases   •   Jun 07, 2013 12:24 BST

Fiona Jarvis, founder of Blue Badge Style, the first app and website guide to a stylish lifestyle for the less-physically-able, has been profiled on the Bright Shiny News website's. In the interview, for the Inspiring Women section of the website, Jarvis talks about how she has overcome the difficulty of needing a wheelchair and continued to live stylishly.

Access Is A Big Selling Point: Blue Badge Style founder, Fiona Jarvis, Featured In Caterer And Hotelkeeper

Access Is A Big Selling Point: Blue Badge Style founder, Fiona Jarvis, Featured In Caterer And Hotelkeeper

Press Releases   •   Jun 05, 2013 17:13 BST

Fiona Jarvis, founder of Blue Badge Style, the first app and website guide to a stylish lifestyle for the less-physically-able, has written an article for Caterer and Hotelkeeper on access as a selling point. In the article she speaks of the need for hotels to highlight some form of access statement on their websites and the fact that this could help them to attract less-physically-able guests.

Blue Badge Style Reaches Out to Europe & the Less-Sighted

Blue Badge Style Reaches Out to Europe & the Less-Sighted

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2013 09:53 GMT

Blue Badge Style (www.bluebadgestyle.com), the first app and website guide for a less able, stylish lifestyle, has added venues in new UK and Europe cities, along with text-to-speech and a magnification button for the partially-sighted.

Blue Badge Style Launches Pictorial Access Descriptions

Blue Badge Style Launches Pictorial Access Descriptions

Press Releases   •   Mar 04, 2013 09:49 GMT

Blue Badge Style, the first app and website guide to a stylish lifestyle for the less-physically-able, has launched its Pictorial Access Descriptions (PADs). The PADs will enable venues to reveal their facilities and access in style, showing that they can offer guests cool comfort, not just access statement compliance

Blue Badge Style Signs-Up The Hoxton Hotel for Pictorial Access Descriptions

Press Releases   •   Feb 26, 2013 09:44 GMT

Blue Badge Style, the first app and website guide to a stylish lifestyle for the less-physically-able, has signed-up the award-winning Hoxton Hotel for its first Pictorial Access Description (PAD).