App makes New York City more accessible for wheelchair users

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This is part of a series of articles that looks at entrepreneurs hoping to get their ideas off the ground through crowdfunding. At the time of writing, each of these innovations is currently seeking funding.

There's a lot going on in big cities, but often people with disabilities miss out because venues and amenities don't have adequate facilities for wheelchair users. London already has its Blue Badge Style app that identifies the coolest places that cater for those in wheelchairs, and now Wheely aims to be a handy interactive guide for disabled people living in NYC. Currently seeking funding on Kickstarter, the iOS app focuses on transportation and includes a number of map-based tools that help wheelchair users to get around. Despite being home to 468 subway stations, only 18 percent of those have step-free…

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