I am the Chairman & CEO of two companies, AbleRoad Associates Inc and McGuire Associates, Inc.
AbleRoad is a Zagat's/Yelp-like Site/App connecting people with accessible places. No matter where you live or what you like to do, the AbleRoad™ Site and Apps enable you to locate, rate and review accessible places. Find nearby restaurants, stores, hotels, medical facilities, theaters, and more.
Download the free, very cool iPhone/iTouch/iPad Apps via iTunes. The Droid phone/tablet Apps will be released sometime this month.
After you've visited, you can give your own accessibility ratings in the following categories:
1) Mobility: Parking, restrooms, paths to entrances, lobby, counters/registers, signage, interior access.
2) Hearing: Captioning, VideoPhone/TTY, ASL staff, noise levels, strobe fire alarms, sensitive staff.
3) Sight: Public transport, announcements, phone information, website accessibility, lighting, Braille information, large print, aisles/navigation, guide dog/service animal.
4) Cognitive: Easy path of travel, oral information, illustrative communication, spaces clearly marked, live phone support, simple door operation, credit card alternatives, readily available assistance, respectful staff, knowledgeable staff, evacuation policies.
McGuire Associates: For over two decades, Kevin McGuire has developed a solid reputation for assisting organizations in effectively and proactively meeting the standards prescribed by ADA regulations. Through skilled consultation, training and problem solving, McGuire Associates, Inc. has supported a wide range of corporations and institutions. Besides being retained to work on federal, state and city-mandated regulations, the firm also addresses critical issues which the Department of Justice (DOJ) deems important when investigating possible ADA violations: policy development; training; planning/implementation/monitoring; communication; public relations; and electronic technology applications.