A big hurdle for people in wheelchairs is that they need accessibility (ramps, automatic doors, alternative entrances) to enter buildings conveniently. They may be familiar with accessibility options at places they frequent but how about a new location they need to visit? A new restaurant or business establishment? An office location where they have a job interview? Are those locations accessible? If they can find out about accessibility options prior to reaching those locations, it can save them from going through the trouble and frustration of finding alternate entrances and workarounds to get accommodated.
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AccessNow is crowdsourced in that people in the community are constantly adding newer locations to the AccessNow map and rating places. At the time of writing this post, there are already 2075 locations pinned in 101 cities from around the world.
Watch the video below to see Maayan Ziv talk more about AccessNow.
Maayan Ziv – sharing accessibility worldwide #ChangeAgent
We’ve teamed up with RBC to share Maayan Ziv’s mission of creating an accessible world.
Posted by AccessNow on Monday, January 4, 2016