Samsung’s ‘Accessibility Map’ Smartphone App

Samsung Launched ‘Accessibility Map’ Smartphone Application

Samsung joins hands with the “United Country” Foundation for People with Disabilities, Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee, and the City of Sochi to create a barrier-free environment in Russia.

Karachi (Thursday, December 12th, 2013) – Samsung Electronics Company Limited is Worldwide Olympic and Paralympic Partner in the Wireless Communications Equipment category.

Now Samsung has introduced the “Accessibility Map” mobile application, enabling users to obtain information in a easier and quicker way about city amenities with a barrier-free environment, and also sharing information about recommended travel routes for people with disabilities and nearby locations where they can take up Paralympic sport.

“We are proud that Samsung has supported the Paralympic Movement over the past few years,” says Sung-ho Jun, President of Samsung Electronics CIS headquarters.

Using Samsung Accessibility Map Application on Samartphone

Using Samsung Accessibility Map Application on Smartphones

About Accessibility map Project

Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee announced the innovative Accessibility Map project in June 2011. Its main aim is to help people with disabilities find nearby locations where they can take up Paralympic sport and to provide them with information about accessible amenities near their homes and travel routes.

 The Accessibility Map website  – is being actively populated: it currently holds information about accessible facilities in almost 500 towns around Russia, and in just 5 months has received over 35,000 hits from users in 58 countries around the world.
Volunteers and internet users have already added 13,000 facilities to the Map.

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