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Improving accessibility in Philly

James Tyack

This is an article about an app I've been working on with a team in Philly that helps visualize accessibility in and around the transit network and highlight broken elevators. Working elevators and accessibility is so important to so many people.

The app is being developed further to extend the visualization to shops and services that are wheelchair accessible around accessible stations. Anything we can do to encourage better accessibility will make a difference.

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  • Alessandra Rizzotti

    This is awesome. When will the app be available and do you plan on expanding it to other cities?

    • James Tyack

      The web app is already online and being used ; we have a group of volunteers building out new features at Code for Philly and really want to get more people involved to build momentum.

      At the moment the focus is on customizing the app to the Philadelphia transit system and city.

      • GOOD HQ

        You should post a DO to encourage people to join you at Code for Philly! If you have a video, that could help get some excitement around it.