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Five tools to help you boost your independence this summer!

June 30, 2014

While we celebrate our nation’s independence this July 4th, our Tech Lab also wants to celebrate YOUR independence! Whether you’re headed to the mountains or to the beach this summer, our team wanted to share these great tools to help you and your loved ones make your trip as fun and accessible as possible:

Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 11.28.36 AM AbleRoad™ connects people with accessible places. Submit AbleRoad™ reviews online or on the app! Every review you make, helps people with disabilities! – See more at:


Axs map is a new and innovative way to find and talk about wheelchair friendly and accessible places. AXS Map is the beginning of a social movement promoting accessibility and social inclusion for people with disabilities:


Wheelmate helps you find clean, accessible toilets and parking spaces when you are out and about. When you find accessible toilets and parking spaces you can add them to WheelMate to help others:


TripAdvisor helps you find hotels, restaurants, and attractions in any destination, see millions of reviews, opinions and candid photos from traveler, and see Near Me Now to discover options near you or any address you enter:

Screen Shot 2014-07-01 at 11.23.56 AMField trip is your guide to the cool, hidden, and unique things in the world around you. Field Trip runs in the background on your phone. When you get close to something interesting, it pops up a card with details about the location. No click is required. If you have a headset or bluetooth connected, it can even read the info to you: