Environmental Accessibility Mapping Program
AbleRoad™ is a mobile application that locates, rates, and reviews accessible places. Users can find nearby restaurants, stores, hotels, groceries, salons, theaters, and more. After visiting 39 places the user may rate their own places.
AbleRoad is an Iphone or Ipad application designed for individuals with many types of disabilities who wish to know the accessibility of a location. AbleRoad allows the user to locate, rate and review accessible places near them. Rate accessibility of locations based on categories such as Mobility, Hearing, Sight, Cognitive. Ratings and reviews appear in the app and on the AbleRoad.com website for the entire AbleRoad community in user's area to use.
Access Earth is a free website, iPhone and Android application designed for people with disabilities. It allows a user to find and rate places by accessibility needs. A user makes a custom profile using a home location via the app to find information pertaining to them. Users can filter by 5 different categories—places to sleep, places to eat, places to shop, places to experience, and parking only. Users can also filter by 6 access criteria—accessible parking, step free access, wide entryway, in
iAccess Life is an iPhone and Android application that provides users with knowledge of the accessibility of establishments around them. The app features category selection, map view, and list view. Users are able to rate the accessibility of entrances, bathrooms, interior, and the parking of establishments. The app also features a filter that allows the user to search by accessibility rating and distance from their location.
IFTTT is a functional application for cellular phones designed to enhance accessibility on phones for people with severe physical disabilities. The app allows different apps to work together so to make one app do virtually anything with virtually any other app. The user can:
Le Chal System
-- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To create a prototype of a navigational device similar to a white cane in the form of footwear (i.e. shoes) to assist individuals who are blind or have low vision in navigating to a specific geographic location. Anirudh Sharma, a young researcher at Hewlett-Packard Labs in Bangalore, India designed this prototype system entitled "Le Chal," which is Hindi for "Take Me There." The Le Chal system is designed to assist users in navigating when walking to specific geo
Navability is an accessible mapping tool designed for people with mobility disabilities. The tool uses data from fitness watches and user input to identify accessible footpaths in communities. By taking into account the user’s ability, which they provide via the app, the user can assess the effort required to travel the path. Navability algorithms use the wheelchairs maneuverability, the environment (gradient, surface and obstacles) and the user’s propulsion ability to calculate the best route t
Welcome is a free Android application designed for people with disabilities requiring accommodation. Welcome provides a platform to interact with participating venues around accessibility needs and allows users to indicate the specific assistance they require. Venue locations include the following areas in the United Kingdom: Edinburgh and Lothian, Glasgow, Stirling, Falkirk, Fife, Angus, Tayside, Aberdeen, Highlands and Islands, Orkney, Shetland, Greater London, East Anglia, and Dublin.
Wheelmap is an environmental accessibility mapping program for people with mobility disabilities, walking disabilities and other disabilities that require that the indoor or outdoor environment be adapted to be completely accessible. The program provides information provided by other Wheelmap users about the accessibility for specific locations. Wheelmap displays a map of a selected area with icons to indicate specific types of locations such as accommodations, restaurants, banks, post offices,
WheelMate is an environmental accessibility mapping program for people with mobility disabilities, walking disabilities and other disabilities that require that the indoor or outdoor environment be adapted to be completely accessible. WheelMate lets users locate wheelchair-accessible toilets and parking spaces. As of 2013, the app lists more than 30,000 locations across 45 countries. Locations can be added and verified by users of the app to ensure the information stays up-to-date and useful. Us