Currently about 15 per cent of the world’s population lives with a disability. In Ontario, we are talking about 1.85 million people, or one in seven. In the next 20 years, the number of people living with a disability will increase to one in five. Currently, there are limited navigational resources available to people with disabilities. AccessNow is all about sharing accessibility info around the world, allowing everyone to find access.
AccessNow uses crowdsourcing to pin-point the accessibility status of locations worldwide on an interactive map. Users can search for specific places or browse the map to discover what locations have the accessibility features they require. Anyone can add a place to the map, contributing to the project's mission. AccessNow is a community empowering each other to live the lives we want to live; a community of advocates, socializers, movers and shakers, sharing accessibility information so we can all have access, now.