A new app aiming to give disabled people the confidence to socialise with ease, has been launched by a Leicester founder.

Snowball allows disabled people to review and rate how disability-friendly businesses and services are.

Created by wheelchair user Simon Sansome from Leicester, the app allows users to find restaurants, shops, tourist attractions, coffee shops and much more, regardless of where they are in the world. As more places are reviewed and suggested, the app will grow larger and gain more momentum, hence its name, Snowball.

Simon said:

“Snowball will have a significant impact in giving people with physical disabilities, mental health issues and learning disabilities successful journeys and great days out.

“In the last few weeks we have seen BBC security correspondent Frank Gardner stranded on a plane at Heathrow, a Guide Dog charity executive asked to leave a supermarket because of his guide dog, and disabled children unable to access playgrounds.

“The app will give people the confidence to socialise with ease as they will be able to see what facilities and venues are available in their immediate location. They will also be able to plan days out, giving people more freedom to access their communities, explore and travel with confidence.”

To learn more about Snowball, or to get reviewing, visit the website, or download the app from the Play Store or App Store.