App for residents with access needs
GETTING around town can be a mission for Danny Daichi but the Boondall resident is working to make it easier for those like him with a disability.
Mr Daichi shared his experience of life in a wheelchair with a focus group for a ground-breaking smartphone app to help people with disabilities navigate their way around Brisbane.
Brisbane-based disability support service Carers Link partnered with Disability Support Queensland to launch the Access 4000 app.
The technology is the nation’s only smartphone app to provide information on some Brisbane venues and infrastructure with disability access features such as wheelchair and pram ramps, disabled toilets and disabled parking.
Mr Daichi said the app would make life much easier for people with access needs.
“I think the app is an important step forward,” he said.
“It’s great to know ahead of time what access features a business has, such as wheelchair ramps.
“It gives you the confidence and the motivation to go out.”
He said before the app was available he would have to call a venue for information about access.
“It’s not an easy question to ask, especially if the venue doesn’t have the accessibility features you need.”
Access 4000 is available for free on the App Store and Google Play.
Boondall resident Danny Daichi and Carer’s Link Business Development Officer Nicola Gunn check out the Access 4000 app.