The Ability Application is a prototype developed to help people with severe physical disabilities navigate the areas they need to go. The application maps places that are disability friendly, such as where there are ramps or what places are service animal-friendly.
The goal of Ability App is to improve the lives of all people with disabilities by giving them the resources to make informed decisions. Ability App will help people with disabilities and their caregivers search for specific disability friendly features, services and employment. Disability-friendly features at specific locations will be listed like wheelchair ramps, Braille signs and menus, service animal relief locations, assistive technology for the hearing impaired, wheelchair friendly restaurant seating and more. Plus, services like in-home care, grocery delivery, transportation, occupational therapy, and employment opportunities for people with disabilities
The app will be free to download on any mobile device and will also be available on the Ability App website. Visually impaired users, and users without the use of their limbs, will be able to search the app simply by using their voice. The app will be eye tracking software compatible for those individuals who do not have the use of their limbs or voice.