AXCS puts forward simple, concrete and low cost solutions to improve universal accessibility. By providing stores with a custom built ramp, our project, Montreal without steps, aims for the elimination of physical barriers and instantly improves the quality of life of every member of our society. These ramps are also, and foremost, a tool that raises awareness towards collaboration between all citizens and urban planners in order to make our cities more inclusive and a better place to live.
Commercial streets are the heart of our community life and are tourist attactions which cannot be ignored. Wandering them, it is clear that many stores have at least on step at their entrance, which prevents access for thousands of people with limited mobility, as well as the elderly, delivery people, and parents with strollers.
AXCS want to bring an innovative and proactive approach to universal accessibility. By providing stores with a custom built ramp, our project Montreal without Steps furthers the goal of eliminating physical barriers. These removable ramps at the entrance of stores, are a temporary and imperfect solution; yet instantly improves the quality of life of every members of our society, while increasing the customer traffic at participating stores.
Moreover, our ramps raise awareness to bring forward a constructive collaboration between all types of people in our communities: merchants, citizens, elected officials, urban planners, journalists, community organizations, etc. After a very successful pilot project at the heart of Promenade Hochelaga-Maisonneuve, AXCS wishes to make 500 new stores AXCS-ible in 2016-2017.
Creating a world without steps requires time, money and collaboration. You can contribute to the success of Montreal without steps in various ways! Become an innovative store owner, an involved citizen or a sponsor. For more information on how to get involved, please contact us! We would be happy to discuss it with you!
Stay tuned! It will soon be possible for you to make a donation to AXCS online. Your contribution is very important. Once combined with others, it will allow AXCS to build more ramps, foster awareness in new communities, and make a bigger impact.
Do you want to equip your store, home or establishment with an AXCS ramp? Please let us know! contact us!