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Wheely is an application designed to help wheelchair and stroller users better navigate the New York City Subway system as well as provide a useful guide to accessible places in specific neighborhoods. Wheely features accessible subway maps licensed by the MTA®, specific directions and maps to subway elevators and reviews based on local accessible places. Wheely is founded by Anthony Driscoll, a Parsons New School MFA Design and Technology candidate, who was inspired to create this app through his travels with his father who is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. Anthony hopes to establish more support of his app through various disability focused organizations.
Sometimes finding a subway elevator is tough...
Whether you're in a wheelchair, using a stroller or your boss made you move a million boxes from one office to the next, Wheely gives your a map of accessible stations and helps you find subway elevators.
What are your favorite accessible places?
Where have you been?
We'd like to know!
Wheely will not only be an accessible subway map with elevator directions but a fully accessible guide for New York City. We plan to create an open source interactive map with reviews and ratings of various accessible places. To do this we need you.
The above quotes are both very true and extremely on point. The fact that you "just need to know where to go" only furthers the point and need for an open source accessible guide. How is a tourist supposed to "know where to go" if he/she is in a chair?
Why just make another app? There is not one app out there that has successfully proven a strong hold on accessible reviews. Many of the other apps focus on only accessibility and forget about the food quality, price, or atmosphere. We absolutely need to stick together and help each other out. Wheely Guide will aggregate all other accessible reviews and display them in one place!
When sending us your favorite accessible places, we urge you to keep in mind the not only the accessibility but also the ambience, wait staff, and the overall quality of the place.