A Malaysian Contrbution to Travel Ease for People with Disabilities

Disability News India has picked up a story of technology that enables travel:

KUALA LUMPUR, July 28: Two enterprising Malaysians have developed a mobile service that eases several problems faced by disabled people when they travel.

The service, based on cellphone technology, helps disabled people locate facilities reserved for them, such as dedicated parking lots, wheelchair ramps or other specially tailored entrances.

For now, the service is only for London but it can be applied to any city that has a cellular network, said one of the two Malaysians, Taufik Abdullah.

Taufik, who is president of mobile content developer Billadam.com, and CEO Amir Muhamad collaborated with London-based mapping company, the A-Z Map Company Ltd, to develop the service.

According to Amir, they decided to start developing the service for Britain because that country already has a mature smartphone market.

Also, he said, because about 20% of the British population are disabled and has a disposable income of about '80bil in total.
Full story:
http://www.disabilitynewsasia.com/html/newsj48.html

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