App could bring more forecourt freedom


A disabled man has invented a smartphone app which aims to make getting assistance at petrol stations less of a lottery for wheelchair users and people with restricted mobility, reports Helen Dolphin.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.