PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — People are invited to attend an occasion on the Subject Home this Sunday, April thirtieth, at 2pm to assist map accessibility of Philadelphia companies.
Philadelphia-based mostly Occupational Therapist Alanna Raffel says those that attend might be despatched out to totally different neighborhoods with measuring tape and different gadgets, and requested to reply questions on a brand new accessibility app about how handy it’s for individuals with disabilities to make the most of numerous companies.
“The app is known as ‘Entry Earth.’ If you go into the app, it pulls up a map based mostly in your present location, after which you’ll be able to see all of the locations which have and haven’t been rated proper in that space,” Raffel defined.
The app crowd-sources info from customers.
“The knowledge is meant to be factual info. It’s not an opinion, it’s not like a judgement. It’s only a reality about what contains a enterprise has so that folks can independently on their very own select whether or not that’s a spot they do or don’t need to go to,” Raffel stated.
What’s one of many largest native obstacles to accessibility?
“In Philadelphia, one of many principal points is steps to enter,” stated Raffel.