Zomato Will Soon Help You Locate Disabled-Friendly Restaurants
The social media was abuzz in March, when Nipun Malhotra – a disability rights activist tweeted that he, “Was declined entry at Keya Delhi, DLF Promenade because they don’t allow ‘disabled’ inside!” And as a response to his feedback, Zomato, is all set to announce a new feature by introducing a ‘disabled-friendly’ filter.
The above story does have another side to it, with Keya representatives clarifying that Malhotra had earlier dined there and had been welcomed because the restaurant was disabled-friendly, but he was denied entry because he was part of a stag group on Holi.
According to reports, Malhotra got in touch with the Zomato executives, who welcomed this suggestion and are said to have already begun collecting data from restaurants focusing on establishments that are accessible through wheelchair.
This idea is said to have struck him after having visited the Unites States, where he discovered that the popular restaurant listing service Yelp featured the disabled-friendly indicator for establishments that offered ramps and other disabled-friendly facilities.
The Zomato disabled-friendly feature is said to be implemented in Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Chennai within the next two weeks.
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