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TripAdvisor for the disabled: Euan's Guide quietly launches

Motor neurone disease sufferer cracks on, builds good thing

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A social network with a difference launched last week. The website, Euan's Guide, is a kind of TripAdvisor for the disabled and was created by a motor neurone disease sufferer.

It fills a gap in the market because information on disabled access is either poorly presented or not available at all, which means family and carers spend hours phoning ahead.

Edinburgh-born Euan MacDonald, 39, worked in financial services before being diagnosed with MND in 2003, and lends his name to a centre into clinical research into motor neurone disease. Euan's Guide has gathered some 500 reviews so far, and as you would expect, is compatible with UI technologies such as speech command, eye command and touch pads.

Euan MacDonald, creator of Euan's Guide

The site has been endorsed by Professor Stephen Hawking, who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease aged just 21.

Amazingly, Euan's Guide was created with no public money at all – unlike other recent social networking ventures.

You can find out more about Euan's Guide here. ®

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