Good Food Talks provides accessible menus, both online and in its app, using text-to-speech software, large text format, background colour inversion and OpenDyslexic font. The technology, which was implemented in those Fuller’s managed pubs with Fuller’s kitchens* in August 2019, includes listings of more than 2,500 restaurants throughout the UK. Each listing includes the address, directions, and the complete food menu, including price, description, and allergen information. The software is free for users and can be used on smartphones, tablets, computers and other devices using the Good Food Talks website and iOS app.
Founder of Good Food Talks, Matt Wadsworth, said: “If you are visually impaired or blind, you are reliant on people to read the menu to you. I’m blind, so a print menu is not of a lot of use to me. My wife and I developed Good Food Talks because she was always having to read restaurant menus to me, and we sought to improve that. You can browse through the menu and hear the allergy information, so whether you’re visually impaired, blind or dyslexic, you can now read the restaurant menu completely independently using Good Food Talks.” To use Good Food Talks in Fuller’s pubs, users can download the free Good Food Talks app and search for the pub to listen to the menu. They can also visit: www.goodfoodtalks.com/ fullers to use the service online from their device, using Fuller’s free WiFi in pubs.
Fuller’s Director of Food, Paul Dickinson, said: “We’re incredibly passionate about our food and we’re excited to now offer Good Food Talks to our customers. I’ve always thought our food sounded good and now it can truly speak for itself.”
Search ‘Fuller’s Good Food Talks’ on: www.youtube.com to watch Matt Wadsworth using Good Food Talks in an instructional video. “We’re incredibly passionate about our food and we’re excited to now offer Good Food Talks to our customers.” Fuller’s introduces talking menus in pubs for visually impaired diners
For more information about Good Food Talks, visit: www.goodfoodtalks.com
* Not available in pubs with a franchised kitchen operation.
“We’re incredibly passionate about our food and we’re excited to now offer Good Food Talks to our customers.”