I’ve never done a blog post before and quite frankly have never been a huge fan of “writing.” So how did I end up here writing a blog? Well there are a multitude of reasons but if I had to narrow it down to one thing, I guess it would be the fact that I got tired of getting stuck.
My journey to where I am now, starts 11 years ago. I grew up racing motocross and traveled the country as a teenager pursuing my dreams of becoming a professional motocross racer. Just 4 years into chasing my dreams I was injured in a race. I broke my back clean through at my T7. This was a major change in lifestyle and left me to rediscover my own identity. I wanted my life to go back to being as normal as possible. I went on adventures to new places with friends, rode jet-skis and started competing nationally in kart racing. While I was travelling, I faced a lot of inconsistency with accessibility. There would be places that I could get into but wouldn’t be able to fit in the bathroom. I started to wonder why we didn’t have information like this at the tip of our fingers, allowing us to know before we go.
One day it came to me, I needed to develop a mobile application that would be the YELP of accessibility. I had no idea where to start or what I was even getting myself into, all I knew is that I would figure it out one way or another. After many failures and lessons iAccess Innovations was born. I was introduced to my Co-Founder Sayeed Mehrjerdian, who has been instrumental in getting us off the ground and we are now happy to announce that our mobile application, “iAccess Life” is now in Android and iOS stores.
This application will currently allow users with mobility impairments, as well as advocates, to rate and review locations based on their accessibility. Our plan is to roll out features as we grow, that allow our users to find accessible sports, travel accommodations and social events in their area. Right now we are getting ready to announce our launch in Atlanta with a party and will spread out to a new city every quarter. If you’re interested in keeping up with what we are doing, you can follow us on our social platforms or visit www.iaccess.life. We also have a brand ambassador program that allows you to win cash and other prizes for your contributions to the app. We encourage everyone to sign up for this!
Our goal for iAccess is to provide a community with a tool that encourages them to have fun and seek new adventures stress free. We want everyone to feel comfortable as they go out and Access Life!