The Wheely App is an Accessible Guide to New York's Subway System

 - Dec 22, 2016
References: wheelyapp & citylab
The Wheely app is a tool to add accessibility to New York's most impressive public resource: the subway system. New York City's extensive subway system can be tricky to navigate for native New Yorkers, but it's even harder to use for someone in a wheelchair. Fortunately, the Wheely app makes using the subway easier by offering detailed breakdowns of accessibility features throughout the hundreds of stations in the five boroughs.

New York's subway system itself offers good accessibility resources. The problem is that these resources can be difficult to locate. Wheely not only marks where the accessibility elevators are on Google Maps, but it also keeps track of which elevators are working and which are out of order.