Capital inclusion at restaurant

Huxley Restaurant Edinburgh

SIGNATURE-owned Edinburgh restaurant The Huxley has introduced a new audio menu for blind and partially-sighted customers in partnership with sight loss charity The Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland (RNIB).

The idea was the brainchild of Signature employee, Kirsty Cameron, who, whilst volunteering with RNIB, learned that dining out can be a daunting experience for those with sight loss.

To launch the new menu, ten diners with sight loss were invited to lunch at the west end venue and offered the choice of hearing the menu on an iPad or having it sent to their smartphones, which can read it back to them using speech software. Signature is now planning to introduce audio menus to its other venues.

The Huxley’s GM, Mike Lewis, said the new initiative will “help make dining out a great experience for everyone”.