Although accessibility is a top priority for some businesses, many of those living with disabilities can have a difficult time finding locations that are truly open to them, which is why the AccessNow app was created by Toronto-based photographer and entrepreneur Maayan Ziv.
The app is crowdsource based, meaning that it combines the data that;'s taken from its users on a frequent basis to expand and stay updated. This allows users to input the information they collect as they navigate the city, so that others are able to find accessible venues that can properly accommodate them.
The app features a map that users a smartphone user's geolocation, and shows them a variety of venues near them, as well as detailed information regarding the level of accessibility that they offer. With this, AccessNow aims to give those with disabilities more freedom in their lives, so that they can easily find locations that suit their needs.