In Ivano-Frankivsk for the disabled has created a unique mobile application

In Ivano-Frankivsk has created a unique mobile app that will seriously make life easier for people with special needs and moms with strollers. Now the city has an interactive map of the ramps, says the TV channel «24».

A new mobile app, «friendly Ivano-Frankivsk» (FriendlyIF) shows not only ramps, but the level of their comfort. Green means that the building is fully adapted for wheel. Yellow – that there is a ramp, but it is not very comfortable, and red means that the building can not be accessed in a wheelchair without assistance.

To create such a mobile application is decided by the programmer Igor Romanchuk, who was born with cerebral palsy. He leads an active lifestyle and charity. Many of his friends are moving on wheelchairs. It is for them and decided to create this app.

«I have a lot of friends who are in wheelchairs. I decided to simplify their lives. And having this idea,» he said.

In green on the map designated the Cathedral of Ivano-Frankivsk. And here’s the really shallow ramp. However, in such a little town. The developers hope that the new program would force the government and owners of more careful construction of the ramps.

«This is one of the methods to attract the public opinion of the city authorities, people who use these tools to this problem and increase places, which will allow access for people with disabilities», – said the head of the project Yevgeny Vershinin.

App FriendlyIF – free. It is available for all users of Android devices. The creators hope that through the development program, green points on the map will eventually become more.

Earlier the President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko called for tougher responsibility for violation of legitimate rights and interests of people with disabilities, having signed the decree «On creation of conditions for realization of rights of persons with disabilities».

Poroshenko noted that the main purpose of the document — changing traditions still existing in Ukraine regarding people with disabilities. Its provisions cover the main spheres of life of people with disabilities and their categories.




In Ivano-Frankivsk for the disabled has created a unique mobile application 18.01.2017

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