What is Wheely?

Wheely is an application designed to help wheelchair 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. More information can be found at www.wheelyapp.com (sign up here to receive the free beta download being launched this April).  

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Launching this April

Wheely is accessible guide that will help wheelchair users better navigate the New York City Subway system.  We have developed a map that consists of only accessible stations that have elevators.  

Finding subway elevators are tough. Especially if you are not familiar with the city. Sometimes the elevators could be around the corner, up the street, or inside another building.

At Wheely we have manually plotted each and every elevator's GPS coordinates so we are able to provide users with exact directions to those elevators.

Wheely is also fully licensed by the MTA® and have received privileged information and neighborhood maps.  We have taken those maps and plotted out each station's elevator locations on both the street level as well as indoors.

We are striving to provide a much needed resource to our citizens of New York City.

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Check out a few screenshots below and keep checking back for future updates!

 

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