For many, getting places has never been easier. In today’s day and age, walking, driving, transit, and cycling directions to almost any given location are at Canadians’ fingertips, and people can pull up venues’ menus and reviews at a moment’s notice. But for the millions of Canadians with disabilities, venue selection and digital route planning can be far more frustrating, since crucial details about accessibility are often left out of the equation.
It’s an issue that the Canadian government has committed to addressing with a $2.7 million investment in Toronto-based startup AccessNow. Founded by Maayan Ziv, AccessNow pinpoints accessible locations and crowdsources information on the accessibility of public spaces (restaurants, bars, ve
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