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2:43 PM  September 12, 2021

Pupils developed an interactive map of Tomsk's accessible environment

© предоставил Никита МелковPupils developed an interactive map of Tomsk's accessible environment

TOMSK, Sep 12 – RIA Tomsk. Pupils of school No. 32 in Tomsk have developed an interactive map showing buildings and institutions equipped with ramps, as well as unobstructed routes for physically challenged citizens, one of the authors of the project Nikita Melkov told RIA Tomsk.

According to him, the idea for the project was born in 2019, and it was initiated by pupils of school No. 32. At the moment the map is ready, it is being finalized by Maksim Petlin and Viktor Vyazovchenko - also tenth-graders of school No. 32.

"Together we are developing a website. It consists of a map, which occupies 80% (of the computer screen) and a sidebar. This map has markers in those places that are equipped with ramps. And when physically challenged people visit our website, they can see how to reach those places and where they are located," Melkov told.

At first, schoolchildren searched on their own for places accessible to physically challenged people in Tomsk. "We took cameras, went out on the streets, looked for places that were equipped with ramps, took pictures of them, looked at how accessible they were," said Melkov. - We studied special literature and consulted with the All-Russian Society of the Disabled People. Later, when the project began to gain momentum, we involved volunteer organizations in the search for locations".

The young people are planning that by July 2022, the website will have more than 300 accessibility points (currently there are about 50), 30 routes for wheelchair-accessible people to get from one part of the city to another (currently there are only five), and 30 specially equipped vehicles. In the long term, the site could turn into a mobile application.

"We hope that in the near future there will already be an app available on Google Play and App Store for all kinds of mobile devices, any operating system, which one can download and at the touch of a key already get access to all these places," the agency's interlocutor added.

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