KultureCity Helps Consumers Access Sensory-Inclusive Spaces

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The expansion of sensory-sensitive spaces has been a blessing for individuals with conditions like PTSD and autism. These people can be easily overwhelmed by the everyday sights and sounds that most others find common and take no notice of. It has proven difficult to get the word out to those in need about sensory-sensitive spaces, so people have been looking for solutions to this.

According to Iconoculture, KultureCity is an app that alleviates this specific problem. On top of offering a list of inclusive spaces, KultureCity is a community hub where people can crowdsource information via ratings, in-app messaging, and discussion boards. Julian Maha, CEO of KultureCity, states that the app is like Yelp for sensory inclusion. These spaces help people with hearing/seeing difficulties to feel included and safe. The app costs $1, which was a deliberate action to help keep it accessible to families and children while deterring those who might abuse the app for fun and damage the community that is being built. The app hopes to empower people to call for more inclusive spaces.

Sensory-sensitivity issues have been addressed by other industries as well, such as the sports industry. The Quicken Loans Arena (Cleveland Cavaliers) announced the first sensory-inclusive sporting arena after a Tweet from a displeased mother. With more people providing opportunities for the sensory-sensitive, a second chance at a normal life becomes within reach for said individuals.