We are pleased to announce that our partner “Access Earth” has been chosen as a finalist for the Zero Project 2018.
Access Earth is a global Trip Advisor or Yelp for accessibility information. Based out of Dublin, Ireland, Access Earth has developed an app that lets people rate the accessibility of public places like hotels, restaurants, gardens etc.
The app helps people who use mobility devices or have disabilities find well reviewed public spots where they are comfortable and welcome.
Ada’s has partnered with Access Earth to further our common mission to empower people with disabilities. We have been conducting research to understand needs of the users of this app (People with disabilities, accessibility needs, caretakers of people with accessibility needs), which has helped in adding and sharpening features on the app.
Access Earth has now been chosen to attend the Zero Project 2018 conference at the United Nations headquarters in Geneva, early 2018. Zero Project is an initiative of the Essl Foundation, focused on the rights of persons with disabilities globally. It provides a platform where the most innovative and effective solutions to problems that persons with disabilities face, are shared.
We are extremely excited for Access earth and wish them the best of luck!
We will be sharing a detailed look into our research efforts shortly. Stay tuned!