AXS Maps


AXSMap is a crowd sourced accessibility map that allows people to share their reviews of the accessibility of local restaurants, stores, hotels, and other public venues. Once registered on the site, users can contribute their reviews of a location’s entry, ramps, elevators, restroom accessibility, Braille menu availability, signage, and other similar criteria. Users of the service can access these reviews to quickly and easily find accessible businesses nearby or in a future travel destination. Of course, like all crowd source products, AXSMaps will become more extensive the more people use it. Check it out and review locations near you.

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.