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Shops, pubs and cafes surveyed in Lincolnshire for disabled access

A new survey will monitor access for disabled people in Linconshire Photo: ITV Central

All shops, pubs and cafes in one town in Lincolnshire are being surveyed to monitor their access for disabled people.

The information will go into a new guide for both visitors and residents.

Thelma Smith has been in a wheelchair since a car crash 21 years ago.

She's used to working out which buildings in Sleaford she needs extra help in using, and she's noticed plenty of traders doing their bit.

But now she's assessing every business in the town for accessibility.

Wheelchair access is just one area being surveyed Credit: ITV Central

She's looking at induction loops for people with hearing problems, and premises to see if they allow people with guide dogs in and out.

As well as gathering information she's advising traders on making access easier for people with a range of needs.

Thelma and her team hope when they're finished, shopping trips for all sorts of people will soon get a lot easier.