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How Steep Is That Sidewalk? A Digital Map for People With Disabilities

woman in wheelchair using her smart phone for wayfinding and accessible mapping

Most people know about Seattle’s rain, but they’re surprised to learn that the city, especially the downtown area, is steeper than Denver, the “Mile High City.” Seattle’s hills can render many buildings and businesses, including places like City Hall, inaccessible to people with mobility needs. For those people, apps such as Google Maps are not especially helpful because they show…

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