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ADA PDX is a web interface to CivicApps datasets that may be useful to individuals concerned about accessibility in Portland. It lists Sidewalks, Curb ramps (curb cuts) and public transportation locations throughout the city.

Targeted demographic (who is the app intended for?): 
Those concerned with accessibility and transportation
Who and what will be impacted by the app, and how?: 
Individuals wanting to find out of they will be able to
What is the specific need that is addressed by the app?: 
The inability to know whether or not you will be able to get around a particular part of town, or how far you will have to travel to catch a bus or MAX.
Anticipated usage of the app (by whom, under what circumstances, etc)?: 
From home or at a cafe. You can go directly to a particular address and zoom in to see how accessible a neighborhood is.
How is information presented, that's not presented elsewhere; how is it unique?: 
There is no other way that I know of to view the extent of the sidewalk and curb ramp data in such an easy way.
What are a few of the primary strengths of the design?: 
Interface simplicity, keyboard navigation, generally easy to understand.
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summerabbott :: October 9, 2010 - 10:58pm

Do you think this app contains all the data on the most current construction? I know there is bunches of new curbs and such going in near my house in Sunnyside. I recommend adding info on areas that are under construction!

bracket :: October 5, 2011 - 8:37am

Hi Max. This is a great idea. I hope that the city/metro develops a method to keep walkability factors up-to-date. Katie U (

dataman :: October 18, 2011 - 1:30pm

First of all, I would like to say that I love that civic apps makes government data more useful for everyone. The ADA PDX web interface of information governance has been very useful to individuals concerned about accessibility in Portland. The amount of data that has been collected is phenomenal.

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