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Love it or hate it? Here is your chance to rate it!

Rate it!, the new product review website written by and for disabled people, would like to hear about the products you’ve found useful to make daily life easier.

And what about the ones that don’t help?

For too long, there hasn’t been anywhere for disabled people in the UK to share their views and read reviews about small- to medium-sized products that can help with leading an independent life.

Rate it! aims to change all that! We want to build a community of readers, reviewers and commenters who are better informed about their choices when buying and using goods. 

Denise Stephens of Enabled by Design says:

“Through our experience and research, the Rate it! team has been aware of the importance of product reviews in supporting disabled people to make informed choices when buying products. Ninety per cent of respondents in Scope’s Extra Cost Commission 2015 report said reviews were a priority for them. Inspired by this, we’ve provided a high-quality online space where people can research, review and share knowledge about specialistand mainstream products, all in one place.”

The Rate it! project is run by three user-centred organisations: the Research Institute for Disabled Consumers,the Leicestershire Centre for Integrated Living, and Enabled by Design.

It’s funded by the Big Lottery Fund through DRILL (Disability Research on Independent Living and Learning),the world’s first major research programme led by disabled people.

Rate it! has been launched to provide independent reviews written by you, the experts who know exactly what works

and what doesn’t. Help make this a success – sign up today and Rate it! bit.ly/RateitSignUp

PS: Every month Rate it! is giving away a prize. Every review written at bit.ly/RateitSignUp will count as a single entry.

For September, the prize is an Amazon Alexa. As it’s the start of the school and college year, what about reviewing products that make studying easier?

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