Appified Accessibility

Those with disabilities turn to mobile applications for easier navigation

Implications - With accessibility for wheelchair users and the disabled still lacking in most public areas, mobile apps are emerging to provide a more efficient way for users to plan out solutions. Providing users with navigation systems and maps that showcase the most accommodating routes, these apps reflect the growing desire to make accessibility in the public sphere more readily available and streamlined.
SCORE: 3.7
Untested Top 4 Examples: 1,901 Total Clicks May 15 - Nov 15
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Accessible Transit Apps - Alert-A-Ride by Meghan Lazier is a Service for Disabled Citizens
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 418 Clicks Pub: Jun 5, 15
Accessible Transit Apps
Alert-A-Ride by Meghan Lazier is a Service for Disabled Citizens
Commuting in the city as a disabled individual can be a nightmare for a number of reasons—many of which are addressed by the Alert-A-Ride app. Similar to Uber, “riders to track their... [More]
Global Accessibility Maps - Axs Maps Uses Crowdsourced Reviews to Help Disabled People Worldwide
SCORE: 3.2
Untested 329 Clicks Pub: May 18, 15
Global Accessibility Maps
Axs Maps Uses Crowdsourced Reviews to Help Disabled People Worldwide
This global accessibility map is crowdsourced designed to help people with limited mobility. Axs Map is an app with venues from all over the world listed on it, plus reviews from users. This is... [More]
Wheelchair Navigation Apps - 'Wheelmap' is a New Accessibility App Designed for Wheelchair Users
SCORE: 3
Untested 1,076 Clicks Pub: Jun 11, 15
Wheelchair Navigation Apps
'Wheelmap' is a New Accessibility App Designed for Wheelchair Users
‘Wheelmap’ is a new accessibility app that helps wheelchair users easily navigate public spaces. Developed by the German non-profit organization ‘SOZIALHELDEN e.V.,’ the app... [More]
Blind Photo Apps - This Special Mobile App Helps the Visually Impaired Capture Photos
SCORE: 2.8
Untested 78 Clicks Pub: Nov 4, 15
Blind Photo Apps
This Special Mobile App Helps the Visually Impaired Capture Photos
UC Santa Cruz graduate Dustin Adams designed a mobile app for the visually impaired that helps them take blind photos. It is a common misconception that the visually impaired have no interest in... [More]