Brampton’s accessible businesses and facilities highlighted on map-based app


Published August 15, 2022 at 2:37 pm

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Anyone searching for an accessible business or city facility in Brampton can now find it easily on a map-based app.

The City of Brampton partnered with AccessNow, a mobile app and website that uses a mapping tool to highlight accessible facilities in the community. AccessNow is an app available on Google Play and the Apple App Store that allows users to discover more than 26,000 accessible and non-accessible pinned locations in 35 countries around the world.

The map has green thumbs up icon markers for businesses and facilities rated as accessible, a yellow pylon marker for those that are partially accessible, and a red-thumbs down for places that are not accessible.

Accessibility goes beyond just wheelchair-friendly. The Rose Brampton theatre, for example, gets rated as accessible as it has accessible parking, accessible washroom, automatic door, elevator, quiet, ramp, scent-free, service animal friendly, and it is spacious.

“AccessNow is a great tool to search, rate and discover accessible facilities throughout our city, said Pat Fortini, Councillor, Wards 7 and 8; City of Brampton Accessibility Advisory committee member. “I encourage Brampton businesses to add their information to the app, and residents to download the app and explore.”

Residents are now able to search, rate and discover accessible city facilities including trails, parks, recreation centres, restaurants, shops, hotels and other businesses. Brampton businesses are encouraged to add their accessibility information to the app here.

“I encourage Brampton residents to download the AccessNow app to explore the accessibility features available at our City facilities, and to rate our facilities so that we can continue to work to improve accessibility for all,” said Mayor Patrick Brown in a press release. “Together, we can continue to build a more inclusive community accessible to people of all abilities.”

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