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Andrew Leibs

AbleRoad App Gives Consumers With Disabilities a Voice

By February 28, 2013

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AbleRoad lets users rate businesses for accessibility.

Many people express their thoughts on a restaurant's ambiance or service on Yelp. Now, persons with disabilities can rate businesses based on accessibility.

AbleRoad is a free iOS (and soon to be Android) app and website that enables users to find, rate, and review local shops, restaurants, theaters and other businesses based on how the accommodate consumers with mobility, sight, hearing, or cognitive impairments.

The app is as much for friends, family, and caregivers as it is for disabled persons themselves. At this point, it's also more about expression and populating a national database than it is providing options.

AbleRoad is modeled on Yelp. Local searches return the top-20 rated Yelp locations. In time, however, you'll know whether that restaurant or hotel has braille menus, strobe fire alarms, and wheelchair access to it highly touted rooftop bar.

The app download, registration, and use is simple. So let's start reviewing places.

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