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Mar. 25, 2014 2:47 pm

Unlock Philly: use this app to find wheelchair-accessible SEPTA stations

The elevator at SEPTA's 8th and Market station didn't work for more than a month. Civic hacker James Tyack noticed.
A Bench at the 8th Street El stop.

A Bench at the 8th Street El stop.

(Photo courtesy of SEPTA)

James Tyack, a software developer at King of Prussia-based Health Market Science, pays attention to accessibility issues, as NBC10 reported. It’s why he built Unlock Philly, an app that shows the SEPTA subway and high-speed line stops that are wheelchair-accessible and have elevators.

Use Unlock Philly here

The app also shows wheelchair-accessible restaurants and shops near those SEPTA stations, as well as broken elevator reports. He began building the app at last year’s Apps for Philly Transit. It’s also a project with Code for Philly, the city’s local Code for America arm.

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