RDA Gold Coast in collaboration with Griffith University, City of Gold Coast and the Perry Cross Foundation, have developed the "Access GC" iPhone app.
This app provides a visualisation of car parking available for people with a disability in the Gold Coast region overlaid on a map as well as directions to those areas.
Griffith University worked with City of Gold Coast to provide their car park locations through their Open Data Initiative.
This work with City of Gold Coast is their first collaboration in their newly launched Open Data Initiative. They provided onstreet and offstreet parking data for the Gold Coast region in Google Earth KML format.
Following the successful trial of this iPhone app, the RDA Gold Coast Committee met and agreed to contribute funds towards the immediate development of an Android version of this app.
Further, it will continue to be developed to include special access toilets, ramps, etc and other information that will be of assistance.
The app is now available via iTunes here.