Frequently
Asked
Questions




HOW CAN I USE THE DATABASE?

This is possible through the use of an API. We are working hard to make more partnerships in order to share this database with platforms you currently use (exp. yelp, expedia, Google maps). If you are a programmer/coder and would like to include our Open Access Database in your app or website please contact us, we would love to talk with you.


What is an API?

It's basically a programing tool that is used by coders/programmers to input information into a website or app. If you are currently designing a website or app your coder/programmer can assist you in including our database into your system.

If you are a programmer and would like to include Open Access Data in your app or website please contact us, we would love to talk with you.


WHEN WILL THE DATABASE BE AVAILABLE?

The evaluation process is on its way and as soon as we gathered enough information this website will be revamped to include a search capabilities.


What standards have influenced the specifications we gather?

The standards used for this project are a combination of ADA standards for accessible design and Open Travel Alliance schemas.



Why should business be happy to share accessible information with us

Primarily because we are here to help you identify and emphasize the accessible components of your business. We believe accessibility is a vital part of everyday living. Having an accessible business is something to be proud of.  It fulfills a social need and it should be promoted. In addition, because of this great need promoting your involvement through us will only help your business gain more customers. So EVERYBODY WINS.   

*OA believes in positive feedback only! We want to encourage participation therefore we do reframe from including non accessible business in its database.


Entrance: Parking, ramp, stairs, elevator, lift, etc.
Common Areas: Corridors, floor surface, steps, handrails, doors width, staircases, etc.
Bathroom : Wheelchair accesible, stall, entrance-width, turning space, sink, handrails, etc.
Elevator : Width, clearance, buttons, braile instructions, handrails, emergency communication, audible signal sound, floor surface, etc.
Sensory Needs: lights, tactile prints, braile literature, hearing impaired services, quiet atmosphere, etc.
Other: Emergency information, service dogs, ammenities.

Lobby: Registration desk, concierge desk, concierge services,etc.
Restaurant: Sensory Needs, Bathroom, Entrance, etc.
Business Center: Accesible meeting rooms, wheelchair accesible, assistive listening for meetings, hearing induction loop, etc.
Ammenities: Excercise facility, accesible pool, transportation, transfer airport/ station, etc.
Rooms: Accesible rooms, floors, bed types, corridor width, entry ways, emergency systems, power outlets, themostat height, surface heights, flat terrain, bathroom door entrance, sink height, grab bars toilet, grab bars shower, shower doors, steps, showerheads, benchs, etc.


General: Entrances, customer areas, special seating, table heights, braile literature.
Bathroom: Flat terrain, stall, entrance, turning space, sink height.


General: Wheelchair station, lift, lower level seating, oxygen equipment, Meet and assist personnel, advanced scheduling available, etc.