Hi everyone I am CEO of 360Access an accessibility mapping project. At the age of 18 I was paralyzed in a school bus accident as our skiing club was returning to our small town in Wyoming. I went from being the Homecoming Queen & a Track Athlete, to life figuring out my wheelchair. After 36 years and four kids later, I have always had difficulty in making sure I had information on where I was going to shop. I knew if it was a chain store I could access most of the facility, and this is due to the ADA (American’s with Disability Act). But, when I travel and I am unfamiliar with a city or town, it makes it difficult for me to choose where to spend my money. This is because I lack credible information. I work with every disability leader and group in the USA, so I decided to create something that could help and that is 360Access.
What if you were me or the other 54 million Americans with disabilities and you had to no idea if you could find information on parking, entrances, interior or services that would allow you go enter a business to spend your money. Well, you most likely would not go in. So this is why this project is so important to making sure there is commerce for all.
Hillary Schieve Mayor of Reno, NV
I have been working on talking to mayors and travel & tourism boards, they agree that information is needed for PWD ( People with Disabilties) and seniors to find accessibility features. So we are working to make that happen.