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New Website & App Maps Access for People with Mobility Disabilities

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in accessibility, apps, maps, website | 0 comments

New Website & App Maps Access for People with Mobility Disabilities

Directionally challenged people aren’t the only ones who have a hard time making their way from one place to another.  A Time.com article reports on a crowd-sourced app and website – AXS Map – created by Jason DaSilva, a filmmaker with multiple sclerosis.

http://bit.ly/19WJUOU

AXS Map, powered by Google Maps, allows users to rate local businesses for accessibility (the ratings show on a map) and enables people with mobility disabilities to know in advance if they will be able to enter and use a particular facility.

As on other crowdsourced sites, like Yelp, the more data contributed by users, the more useful the site and app will be.

When it comes to access for people with mobility disabilities, Da Silva says, the devil is in the details, “People without disabilities don’t realize all the challenges that we face, like is a restroom accessible, is there one small step outside a restaurant that would keep us from being able to get in?”

Learn more about AXS Map here: http://www.axsmap.com/

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If you’re directionally challenged you need the award-winning book, Directional Sense: How to Find Your Way Around, by Janet R. Carpman and Myron A. Grant. www.directionalsense.com

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