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Wheely, an accessible navigation guide for NYC

Organized by: Anthony Driscoll

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THE STORY:

In New York City alone there are over 500,00 people with ambulatory difficulties.

Wheely is an application designed to help wheelchair users better navigate the New York City Subway system as well as provide a useful guide to accessible places in specific neighborhoods. Wheely features accessible subway maps licensed by the MTA®, specific directions and maps to subway elevators and reviews based on local accessible places. Wheely is founded by myself, Anthony Driscoll, a Parsons New School MFA Design and Technology candidate. I was inspired to create this app through travels with my father who is diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. I hope to establish more support of his app through various disability focused organizations. More information can be found at www.wheelyapp.com

Finding subway elevators are tough. Especially if you are not familiar with the city. Sometimes the elevators could be around the corner, up the street, or inside another building. At Wheely we have manually plotted each and every elevator's GPS coordinates so we are able to provide users with exact directions to those elevators. Wheely is also fully licensed by the MTA® and have received privileged information and neighborhood maps. We have taken those maps and plotted out each station's elevator locations on both the street level as well as indoors.

Wheely is in the first phase of development and has already hit a road block, 

The cost to develop this app has exceeded our budget by over $3,500.

Help us provide a much needed resource to our citizens of New York City.

$510

 

13% Raised of $4,000 Goal

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Anthony Driscoll

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

In tribute to all veterans with MS - and those who don't let the grass grow under their wheels! WHEEL ON! 4 years ago

Mike Hession

Mike Hession

For my USS Austin shipmate 4 years ago

The Inlaws....

The Inlaws....

4 years ago

Aunt Elaine

Aunt Elaine

4 years ago

Sandy Bradley

Sandy Bradley

In honor of my 5 daughters! 4 years ago

Papa was a rollin' wheely.....

Papa was a rollin' wheely.....

Good work.....hope it all come together soon! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

What a wonderful idea! Can't wait to see it come to life, Good Luck! 4 years ago

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