7/7 survivor launches new accessibility app

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Daniel Biddle was travelling on the London tube in 2005. The date was 7 July. During his journey underneath the streets of London 52 people would lose their lives and over 770, including Daniel, would be injured.

His tube journeys are different now, more awkward, and more difficult as Daniel now has to ensure the stations he visits can accommodate his wheelchair. His first means on transport since losing his spleen, legs and left eye from the terrorist attack seven years ago.

Since being a wheelchair user Daniel has become increasingly more aware of the difficulties wheelchair users face around London.

Taking this into account David teamed up with a friend (Tobi Collett) and over the past two and a half years of hard work the two lads have just launched a new Smartphone application.

The app gives accessibility information on restaurants, theatres, bars, hotels and various tourist attractions around London. The data provided can help users decide if a venue has reasonable enough adjustments to cater for their needs.

There's also a special section which focuses on the Olympics and, ironically, the application also provides disabled information for London tube users.

Mr Biddle told the press why the application is so important,

"We made the app very intuitive because someone with dexterity problems, or arthritis in their hands, may not be able to type out long words. It's just a simple push on a simple icon.", he said.

The Ldn Access app is now available to download on Smartphone’s from the iTunes store now for £1.49.