Greens crowdsource map of physical access barriers

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Tuesday, 16 July 2013 15:11pm

A new app has been developed by the Australian Greens which gathers information on physical accessibility barriers from the public. The app allows people to identify access trouble spots, such as a building without ramps, or a traffic light without audible signals. The information collected by the app will be used by government to inform future policy.

Led by Australian Greens disability issues spokesperson Senator Rachel Siewert, the app creates a direct line between people with disability and the people in parliament who can help improve physical access policy. When a user submits an access issue, an email is sent to Senator Siewert, who will then compile a report for other disability policy makers.

The app, available in iPhone, iPad and Android versions, was tested by our digital media team, with pleasing results. Both the versions are accessible to people using their devices with assistive technology.

Media Access Australia’s project manager Dr Scott Hollier, a white cane user, said, “The app provides a great opportunity for people with disabilities to raise their concerns about physical access issues in a way that can help others and potentially lead to change.”

The Access All areas app is free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

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