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We've included responses to the review questions in the Accessible Benchmark Report attachment, once again thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on our idea.

Fadila Lagadien thank you very much for the list of various resources to draw on, it will definitely be helpful.  I'm so excited about the White Paper and personally wish that it is expanded into a fully fledged disability law for South Africa. 

Fadila Lagadien the standard I've found most helpful is the Irish Wheelchair Association guidelines, firstly because it has been developed by people who make use of wheelchairs I think it is very practical, and secondly it goes beyond many buildling regulations and other standards which has not yet been updated to cater for larger sized wheelchairs.  However, I must stress that my starting point is not standards, but actual barriers experienced by people in terms of physical access.  I feel that this pushes the boundaries in the right direction.  I'd be very eager to learn from your expertise, so you're most welcome to let me know what your thoughts are on this.  I love your idea of an app -  I have personal experience of highlighting the inaccessibility of a facility and the company getting the municipality involved etc.  Sometimes a war is won one battle at a time.  And just like in my benchmark reports,  in your app the actual users of the service are the judge of their experience.