Project aims to help people with disability to find places where they can practice paralympic sports, and also to provide information on accessible places of urban infrastructure nearby.
Project “Accessibility Map” is unique because for the first time the map of the accessible places would be done by the people from Russian cities. Everyone can now support Paralympic Movement and make his contribution on development of barrier-free environment.
It is easy to take part in the project: add the information about accessible places, leave comments and review the data about existed places, use the opportunity for self-fulfillment.
Talking Places is an accessible Android application developed by Zdeněk Papež as a diploma thesis at Czech Technical University in Prague in 2011. The application was designed for visually impaired people, providing them with information in surroundings. The application was successfully tested on blind users.
The application is fully functional for sighted users as well.
* uses Android accessibility to provide feedback for visually impaired people (works best with TalkBack, KickBack and SoundBack accessible services installed)
* provides localized (GPS) about points of interest in the surrounding
* communicates with OpenStreetMap, Google Maps, Wikipedia and Panoramio to retrieve data
* enables filtering, sorting
* filtering by current street
* includes virtually tactile map of places in an accessible MapView?
* search by name
* easy to ask for walking directions (uses Gmaps)
See project's website at:
By the Rick Hansen Foundation
“Let’s build a future where no one gets left behind. Join me to help create a more inclusive world.” - Rick Hansen
Post and search reviews on the accessibility of the places where you eat, shop, work and play.
planat is based on a five-point rating system similar to consumer reviews found on many travel websites and is focussed on accessibility features from a mobility, sight and hearing perspective.
Your detailed reviews make a difference in the lives of others.
• Discover accessible restaurants, shops, accommodations, attractions and much, much more
• Activate your location services to find options nearby or look up specific venues
• Post comments and rate venues using the simple five-point rating system
• Use map view, search bar and venue list options
• Filter results by location, venue type and minimum rating
• Search for reviews based on mobility, sight or hearing accessibility needs
• Contains accessibility information from around the world
• Available in English and French
• Create a free account or sign in with your Facebook log-in
planat is an innovation of the Rick Hansen Foundation. For more information,
please visit www.rickhansen.com
This invaluable App features Compass & Qibla direction finder that points accurately towards the Kaaba'h from practically anywhere in the world.
- Elegant and beautiful User Interface.
- Works worldwide.
- No GPS required.
- Uses your last known and network location to find the direction.
- Accessibility and talk back features for visually impaired and blind people.
- Access real-time trip information directly from Metro-North including train status, track number, and the latest service notices
- Save favorite trips for one click access to daily schedules, status and track number
- Get schedules that update in real-time — no need to download new timetables every time you open the app
- Find out trip details including duration, transfer details, Peak / Off Peak, fares and station stops
- Look up station information including location, parking, taxis and connecting services
- Easy access to accessibility details including ADA compliance and elevator / escalator status for all stations
Whether you are a daily commuter looking for up-to-date information on your usual trip or an occasional traveller trying to find the best trip option, the Train Time App is the most convenient and accurate way to plan a seamless trip.
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Madrid is the capital and largest city of Spain, as well as the capital of the autonomous community of the same name. The population of the city is roughly 3.3 million with a metro area population of almost 6.5 million. Madrid is best known for its great cultural and artistic heritage, a good example of which is the El Prado museum. Madrid also boasts some of the liveliest nightlife in the world.
Some popular neighborhoods are:
Alonso Martínez - Many pubs and small discos. Until about 3AM, a very young crowd, and if you′re around here before midnight, and over the age of 20, prepare to feel positively old. Most places close around 3AM, then people move to nearby areas to continue partying (clubs in Gran Vía or Tribunal).
Barrio de las Letras / Huertas - Many of Spain's most famous writers lived there (Cervantes, Quevedo, etc.). It is among Lavapiés, Puerta del Sol and Paseo del Prado. It is an area full of history and interesting buildings and is also well-known because of its concentration of bars, pubs, restaurants and hotels. Plaza de Santa Ana is a beautiful square. It can be considered "too touristic" for some local people.
Conde Duque - Like Malasaña, this district shares a similar audience. Calle Conde Duque is full of cafés and restaurant. Between the main squares in the district, Plaza de Guardias de Corps and Plaza de las Comendadoras, you will also find other options to have drinks, cafés or tapas. The Conde Duque Cultural Centre usually hosts shows, concerts and exhibitions.
Gran Vía - The place that never sleeps. Major street that includes many popular nightclubs, usually open from 1AM to 6-7AM.
La Latina - Near Lavapiés, it is the place to go for tapas and full of bohemian young people looking for stylish bars. In the old section, many small bars and pubs, a generally older crowd (late 20s, 30s - you know, "adults"). Contains La Cava Baja street. Avoid places in the Plaza Mayor but for sunbathing and beers. Multiple bars serving fantastic tapas in the Cava Baja and Cuchilleros. It's surprisingly very crowded on Sunday mornings, from 11AM to late in the afternoon due to its close location to the flea market El Rastro.
Lavapiés - Multicultural quarter of the city, with more than 50% foreign residents, mostly from Africa, Asia and Latin America. Plenty of world music bars and many alternative theaters and art galleries. Lavapiés is maybe the most cosmopolitan and hippy area at the same time in Madrid. Indian restaurants, alternative cafés, African music and South American shops. Walking around for a coffee is well worth it.
Torre Europa. There used to be several posh pubs and clubs under the tower across from the stadium. There are 4 or 5 bars and discos in the avenida de Brazil area catering to a young and student crowd.
Ciudad Universitaria. This area is where most of the students reside as there are several dorms in this area. There are many, many cheap bars with great nightlife starting from Thursdays.