Transportation Apps – and Accessibility

  • Josh Grisdale

    July 14, 2023 at 11:26 am

    I have a few for looking at the accessibility of places (ie stores, restaurants etc) that can include train/subway stations, but not really designed for that. In general, I end up using Google Maps and then look up station maps to find info about things like which subway entrance has an elevator. So, lots of juggling. Google Maps just has a generic wheelchair mark for accessible stations, but just leads you to the nearest entrance, not the one with an elevator (despite me turning on the “wheelchair user” option in the app).

    One of the taxi apps in Japan now lets you choose wheelchair taxis in it.

    Bu, yes, still a long way to go!

    • Carlos

      July 14, 2023 at 12:13 pm

      I use Google Maps and Street View before even going on the trip to learn how accessible the areas are where I will be. Doing that also helps with my anxiety, as I hate surprises. I want to be well-prepared, down to the type of pavement (concrete vs. cobblestone, etc.).

  • wilson.93.david

    July 19, 2023 at 8:57 pm

    Try using google map’s street view to get a clear idea about the situation. Hope that works.

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