There’s an app for that.
Planat, a new app from the Rick Hansen Foundation, lets users rank and review restaurants, hotels, shops and other venues in terms of accessibility. Since its launch in October, Planat has been used by thousands of people in 16 countries to upload info about everything from wheelchair access ramps to quality of customer service.
Hansen is returning to Vancouver on May 22 to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his original Man in Motion Tour, when he traversed the globe in a wheelchair. Since that time, accessibility for people with spinal injuries, as well as other mobility impairments, has changed dramatically. Planat shows how far we’ve come – and how far we still have to go.
So how does the app work and who gets top marks in the city?