Contribute to the new Global Accessibility Map

January 19, 2012

The Rick Hansen Global Accessibility Map is a unique online ratings tool designed to raise awareness of the importance of improved physical access to buildings and public spaces in communities around the world. This easy-to-use consumer reviews tool, gives users the opportunity to submit and obtain reviews from a mobility, hearing or sight perspective, on the accessibility in communities. The tool will allow all people - including people with disabilities, seniors and parents with strollers to make informed decisions on everyday activities such as where they eat, shop, work and play. It is based on a five-star framework and is similar in concept to the consumer reviews commonly found on many travel websites, but with a focus on accessibility criteria. More information:

 

http://www.rickhansen.com/en-ca/home/globalaccessibilitymap.aspx

(This link has information and some FAQs on the project and how it works)

 

To start using the map itself, visit:

http://www.rickhansenglobalaccessibilitymap.com/