October 22, 2013

Accessibility on the Go - Accessible Business App

Have you ever wondered if that restaurant downtown has a ramp to avoid stairs, or a restroom that is accessible? For Jason DaSilva, getting around New York City in a wheelchair often posed many problems. 

Although accessibility has improved since the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990, many buildings are still not easily accessible for various reasons. Silva, a filmmaker with multiple sclerosis, developed the mobile app "AXS Map" to help people with mobility issues find out which businesses are accessible, and to what degree. 

What makes the app unique is the reviews are not created by the business owners, or "specialists", but rather peers who experience the accessibility of the business first-hand. This app is the perfect tool for someone vacationing, or exploring a new area of town. To find accessible businesses in your town, visit their website at www.axsmap.com and download the app! 

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