Access Ratings for Buildings Project

Outline of person moving in wheelchair, made to look like the universal symbol for disability access

Milwaukee-based effort to get building accessibility ratings on the web

A UW-Milwaukee center that works on disability issues is developing an online way to inform people about access to public buildings like restaurants. It’s hoped the computer system will be ready by the time the Democratic National Convention comes to town next summer. But once finished, the access ratings could be used by anyone.

WUWM reported on this new project underway at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee. The federal government has given the university’s Rehabilitation Research Design & Disability Center, known as R2D2, about $500,000 over three years to develop a web-based system that’ll provide accessibility information about public buildings.

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