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  • #1939

    atf-admin
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    Just wondering if people have any recommended apps for their phone that they use for accessible travel? Something like a map, or accessibility info etc

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    #1940

    Accessible Japan
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    @AccessibleJapan

    In Japan, there are two main accessibility apps:

    Both are essentially the same – users can write reviews on stores/restaurants etc and share accessibility features.

    The main advantage of Bmaps is that it can be used on a PC (as well as mobile) so it allows you to plan ahead more easily.  WheeLog allows you to share not just locations, but also routes.  Users can turn the app on to record their route so that other users will see which paths are accessible.

    They are both available in English and can be used in any country.

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    #2082

    Anonymous @

    There is a global app in development (their still working on it so it is not yet available) that will help in terms of finding accessibility needs in different areas. Its called: Access Earth. Once it has been completed it will need to be populated over time, so it will take some time to build their inventory of accessibility around the world however the designers have a great direction and this will be a huge help for travelers. So keep an eye out for it to be released.

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    #2084

    atf-admin
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    @atf-admin

    Cool.  Does it have a website?

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    #2093

    Anonymous @

    I don’t believe so. It hasn’t launched yet. I found out about it from a disability expo.

    #2098

    atf-admin
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    Looking forward to it!  Keep everyone up to date when you know!

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    #4245

    bluebadgeparking-com
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    @BlueBadgeParking.com

    BlueBadgeParking.com is a smartphone (and tablet) friendly web-based map of disabled / handicap parking spaces around the world.

    It is free to use and it’s even free to download the database to your compatible  SatNav device.

    The parking locations are crowd-sourced so anyone can add spaces to the map that are missing. (So if you check your locality and there are spaces missing – you know what to do!)

    At the time of writing the map has over 5000 disabled parking locations. With an average of 3 or more spaces at each location that’s over 15,000 disabled parking spaces.

    The map is truly global and the database is growing almost daily, though some countries are far better represented than others (again, you know what to do!)

    There is also an official Android App for the site.

    See: https://BlueBadgeParking.com for the website, and http://app.BlueBadgeParking.com for the Android App.

     

    -Dan

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    #4250

    atf-admin
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    That sounds fantastic!  If you are interested, maybe you could write a blog entry about your service as well.
    You can see how to write a blog on the website here: https://www.accessibletravelforum.com/atf-admin/introducing-user-blogs/

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    #8544

    Botan
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    @Botan

    Hello!

    I’m interested in apps for worldwide booking and best offline translator, did someone know?

    #8874

    aniamarro
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    @aniamarro

    Wheelmap, Google Maps, Google Translate, Skype. These are really good in any situation.

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