App for accessibility information
An idea developed by Israeli startup "Accessible?",where a place can be searched by: name, location, category, distance, or activity
Video description of how "Accessible?" works
What problem does your idea solve?
The app developed by "Accessible?" (www.accessapp.info) aims to map and rate places according to accessibility criteria, in order to make easy to research for accessible places and what adaptations they have.
I knew about this startup as I was woking on a similar idea (currently on pause) last year and could talk with its founder, Nadine. I really believe on this idea.
Explain your idea
Imagine a person who has a disability travelling and going out. How to arrive in the destination? Does the transport/street/venue,etc. have the adaptations he/she needs? In such cases, access to reliable and accurate information is more critical for the decision-making process on a purchase and visit.
People with disabilities who want an independent daily life
How is your idea unique?
The idea of "Accessible?" address the challenge to offer detailed information for persons with disabilities and give them space for rate places according to accessibility criteria.
One thing is the venue post pictures that not always coincide with the reality, plus mentioning to be accessible without any proper adaptation. Another thing is when users with any disability can rate a venue and indicate for their peers and social circles.
Tell us more about you
I'm André, student at Kaospilots Switzerland. Currently in South Africa working on 2 design thinking projects (recycling and low-income housing)
I'm in to develop similar ideas to this app and I'm looking for partners, especially on IT!
What are some of your unanswered questions about the idea?
How to get into the niche of people with disabilities?
How to provide information about accessible places globally?
Where will your idea be implemented?
Experience in Implementation Country(ies)
Yes, for less than one year.
Expertise in Sector
I've worked in a sector related to my idea for less than a year.