Web Tool Helps Disabled San Franciscans Find the Latest Hotspots

“Where’s Lulu” Serves Up Accessible Places, Events, and Services in the Bay Area.

San Francisco, CA, October 14, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Where’s Lulu (http://www.whereslulu.com), a website featuring reviews about the accessibility of places and services, now provides a spot for San Franciscans to rate everything from the wheelchair accessibility of local restaurants, to the tasty drinks offered at nearby bars.

The company launched in late 2008 and now hosts hundreds of business ratings available in a free, fun, easy-to-use format.

Says Where’s Lulu co-founder and disability rights activist Caitlin “Lulu” Wood: “As a disabled woman, I used to have to hear about accessibility through word-of-mouth, or call a place ahead of time - and even then, I often got the wrong information. Where's Lulu provides a way around that. It's really empowering."

Adds co-founder Toshio Meronek: "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. Plus, people love to speak their minds, and we give them an outlet.”

Already the site is generating buzz within the local disabled community, with users voicing their opinions on everything from the accessibility of local taxi services, to the coffee blends and customer service at the Mission district's Ritual Coffee Roasters.

"Our hope is that once business owners start to realize that there's a market out there - disabled people shop, eat at restaurants, and go to the movies - they'll start to accommodate this underserved community," notes Meronek.

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 in Portland and San Francisco, the company plans to expand into Boston and New York City in 2010.

Contact: Toshio Meronek / Caitlin Wood
949-292-8075 / info@whereslulu.com
Where's Lulu, Inc.
Toshio Meronek