Portland, OR, August 30, 2008 --(PR.com
)-- Where’s Lulu, a new website featuring online reviews about the accessibility of places and services, launches on September 2, 2008. Where’s Lulu will provide a place where people can submit reviews on everything from the wheelchair accessibility of local restaurants, to the tasty drinks offered at nearby bars.
With more than 100 area businesses already rated for accessibility and available in a free, fun, easy-to-use format, the site offers Portland metro-specific tips on where to go and what to do, offering information on everything from menu readability to bathroom accessibility (and whether a restaurant’s food is any good).
Says Where’s Lulu co-founder Caitlin “Lulu” Wood: “Before Where’s Lulu, you either had to hear about accessibility through word-of-mouth or call a place ahead of time - and even then, you often got the wrong information. We aim to eliminate the stress and frustrations of trying to find accessible, fun venues, so disabled people can connect with other people who are into the same kinds of things.”
Already the site has generated buzz within the local disabled community, with users voicing their opinions on everything from the accessibility of local taxi services, to the coffee blends at Stumptown Coffee Roasters.
“We’re excited to launch this website in our hometown, which has plenty of accessible - and not-so-accessible places - to showcase the best of the best in the city,” adds co-founder Toshio Meronek. “Letting people speak their minds on businesses has made Where’s Lulu a selective guide to find the top goods and services the city has to offer.”
To join Where’s Lulu for free, or to learn more, please visit http://www.whereslulu.com.
About Where’s Lulu
Founded by Caitlin “Lulu” Wood and Toshio Meronek in 2008, Where’s Lulu’s website (http://www.whereslulu.com) offers a place for users to create reviews on places and services with an eye toward accessibility as well as the overall experience. The easy-to-navigate site is presented in a hip format that allows for Facebook-like networking among users. Where’s Lulu’s mission is to increase the visibility of the disabled community and to establish higher standards of accessibility for businesses and public places in general. Currently Portland-specific, the company has plans for rapid expansion into other major metro areas.