See Around Britain & See Around Europe form a huge photo gazetteer throughout the UK and Ireland and mainland Europe, designed for everybody, including disabled people, to help decide if a venue will be suitable for visits.
Everything from transport access to washroom facilities can be viewed in a series of photographs of the venue. View the suitability and accessibility before you plan to visit or arrive at the venue.
Please see the 2 minute video below:
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Please see the 33-minute film Look Around visiting interesting venues in 1986:
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There are well over 500,000 photos taken by its Founder Trustee, Marg McNiel, who was born with a mobility impairment which made his surveying arduous and since 1992 has had without remission the physically debilitating disability ME. He has spent a lifetime in community and heritage education. An Irish citizen, (his unusual first male name is Norse), he has travelled extensively in Europe over many years without any public funding.
The charity has produced Key Facts to assist users about each specific Country and Region, which can be accessed by clicking here
Grateful thanks are given to fellow disabled people, carers, friends, and volunteers who have contributed in making See Around Britain a must-have accessory. We also want to thank the Private sector for its support and sponsorship, including our solicitors Ellis-Fermor Negus of Nottingham.
The urgent need for Online volunteers
In 4 areas of our work:
We urgently need to enlarge the team to work on photographs that need to be uploaded to the website with descriptions for their venues. We can give online training in this, which can be done at home, but volunteers will need their own computer.
We are looking to recruit a number of volunteers that can help to carry out the crucial role of ONLINE researching and collating the essential information that is provided on our website. The role will include using a variety of methods to carry out ONLINE research on various tourist attraction and other destinations and then using a template to write descriptive and informative information to be published on the website.
This stimulating work will let you travel and discover a wide range of venues from your armchair.
Volunteers must be self-motivated, understand the importance to avoid plagiarism and be computer literate. Please provide an account of why you feel you would be suited for this interesting and worthwhile role, providing evidence where possible.
This work can be done by anyone online in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Some Volunteers may want to combine this with photo surveying.
The aim of our website is to create a skeleton of coverage throughout the UK and Europe, and invite adding more venues to it by the website’s users and venue owners, by contributing photographs, preferably wide-angle, or videos with a description following the same template of headings already used by us.
We are looking to recruit a number of volunteers that can help to carry out the crucial role of providing additional venues to be added to our website in the area in which they live.
See Around Britain is a charity that aims to offer individuals free information regarding a wide variety of both everyday (from Cafés to libraries, post offices, pharmacies, hospitals and surgeries) and tourist destinations. A specific focus is placed on the accessibility for disabled individuals, therefore providing crucial information that will allow potential visitors to make an informed decision about the suitability of a destination.
A template will be provided to identify what aspects and facilities of a venue need to be photographed. As can be seen from existing venues already on the website, this will include how good the signage is both to, and at the venue, how easy it is to find and travel to, its main attractions, and important information for a wide range of sensual impairments, including hearing, learning, muscular and visual.
When sending photographs of the venue to the charity, volunteers need to accompany them with summary information of the key information provided on the website’s existing venues.
This work can be done by anyone online in the UK, Ireland, and Europe. Some Volunteers may want to combine this with writing venue descriptions.
We want to create the ‘Doomsday Accessibility Survey’ of venues in Wales by volunteers using their smartphones!
The 21st-Century Doomsday Survey is involving volunteers of all ages and interests to visit every kind of venue in their local village, to add to our website. They can do photographic and/or video surveys of venues
Our charity’s 21st-Century Doomsday Survey will bring many more volunteers to upload their work to a safe holding area of the website which needs to be reviewed and edited before being published. It is envisaged that there will be a large number of volunteers of mixed ability submitting their work, and online editorial support will be needed to assist the Founder, who will still be the Editor in Chief, with this increased workload. For this, good knowledge of grammar and spelling will be needed to assist in the copy-reading, to thoroughly check through what is uploaded before the Founder then publishes it.
Admin Support is also needed to assist the Founder. Some of this can be done online, but other volunteers are needed who could also travel (expenses would be covered) to the office to lend him support with his administrative duties, and also do some of this from their home and their own computer after their regular visits to the office. Previous administrative skills will be needed for this volunteer work.
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Social Media Volunteers are needed to write posts on our charity's Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts, with guidance and support from the charity and its social media coordinator. This can be done online flexibly from home by the volunteer dependent on their time availability with regular support from the charity via email and Skype.
Each volunteer’s input will make an important contribution to raising the profile of our national website and web apps, and benefit the lives of many disadvantaged people.
We will also be inviting everyone who uses our social media posts to join our Facebook Group, The Friends of Seearoundbritain, which will form the basis of an extensive support group to promote and further the charity's vital work.
Apply as Social Media Volunteer