Of late, I have noticed a number of innovative information apps for access awareness geared to assist people with various disabilities. Many are promoted on crowdfunding sites. While the ole adage, need is the mother of invention, is alive and well in the world of crowdfunding. This is not new for those who encounter barriers and obstacles on a daily basis due to disabilities.
Ontario has a long way to go to achieve its declared goal to be wheelchair accessible by 2025, so I thought it might be inspiring to share two (APP) ideas from other places that understand that accurate information is the staring point to inclusion.
Build it and they will come – really?
It’s all fine and good to say, “build it and they will come” but the reality is… they won’t come if they don’t know it has been built, just saying.
App designed by Anthony Driscoll makes New York City more accessible for wheelchair users.
Wheely is an app that aims to be a handy interactive guide for wheelchair uses, informing them of accessible transportation location. Currently, only 18% of subway stations are accessible, Wheely will let people know where they are and if elevators are in working order. Lean more – here:
Currently, only 18% of subway stations are accessible, Wheely will let people know where they are and if elevators are in working order. Lean more – here: http://www.wheelyapp.com
App makes London (UK) accessible by providing information about locations that are wheelchair accessible. This is an amazing app that provides a wealth of useful information about products, reviews, venues and much more. If you are planning a trip to the UK you just might want to get this “free” app available in Google Play for Android, iTunes App Store for iPhone and iPad and Blackberry Apps Store. It identifies stylish, accessible venues.
Learn more – here: http://www.bluebadgestyle.com
Know of any other great information promoting apps or gadgets?
Let us know, we’d appreciate learning about them to share here.