Our Mission


At iAccess Innovations, we have developed and released a lifestyle application that will allow its users to rate and review locations they visit based on their accessibility. Users will be able to rate places like restaurants, stores and hotels based on the accessibility of the parking, entrance, interior space and bathrooms. We plan to build strategic partnerships with booking agencies and exciting brands to empower our community to seek new adventures, stress-free. Prospective versions of the application will expand to other forms of disabilities like vision impairments, hearing impairments and autism and allow our users to interact and keep up with their friends, through a social feed.

We want to establish a family of loyal users that curate and consume quality information from a trusted source. The ultimate goal of iAccess Life is to develop a platform that will assist in shining a light on accessibility flaws.

Our Story



Founder Brandon Winfield


In 2008, At the age of 14, CEO and Founder Brandon Winfield was injured in a motocross accident that left him paralyzed from the waist down. Faced with the decision to either let this dramatic event slow him down and stop him from truly living the life he wanted,  or take this setback and turn it into a set-up for an opportunity to triumph in the face of tragedy, Brandon chose the latter. Brandon continued his love for racing in the form of four wheels, entered sprint kart racing, and won numerous events. He continued to travel the country with his best friends, spending time in Southern California, Vegas, Miami, Tampa, Orlando, and other locations. While on his adventures he started to realize that although most places he visited were up to ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) code, many areas were grandfathered in and were never forced to retrofit to accommodate the mobility impaired.

These experiences sparked the idea for an app that would allow people with mobility impairments to rate & review the ease of accessibility and post photos of venues such as restaurants, lounges, clubs, and bars that they were visiting. Creating this community of people in similar situations would give others an idea of the types of inconveniences they may face before visiting a particular establishment. Having this information available at your fingertips not only allows for the mobility impaired to navigate a stress-free, relaxing night with their friends and loved ones, but it also helps the acquaintances of the mobility impaired be more aware of their challenges and plan events and celebrations in places that are extremely accommodating for all.

Founder Sayeed Mehrjerdian


In early 2015, Sayeed came across a post on social media that about Brandon and the mobile app he was working on to allow people with mobility impairments to rate places on how accessible they were. He reached out to Brandon’s sister, whom he had gone to school with and told her to let him know if he needed some help navigating the technology and development side of the endeavor that he would love to be involved.

In his profession as a product owner, his job is to gather technical requirements, identify and investigate the viability of third party API’s as a data resource, weigh in on interface and design questions, and ensure that the product being delivered meets the expectations of the user. He felt that is experience in that field lent itself perfectly to what Brandon was doing and where he was going with iAccess.

Brandon and Sayeed quickly realized that they compliment each other well and that they had a lot in common as far as personal interests and professional drive so they decided to enter a formal co-founder relationship. They have gone through a long journey of learning and growing and feel like they are finally in a place to bring this project to fruition.

Team

Advisers

Brad Lurie

Adviser & Investor

20+ years of Executive experience with

Large Corporations and Startups.

Steve Rozeboom

Advisory Board Member & Early Investor

25+ years Executive experience with Merger & Acquisitions,

Strategic Growth Planning and Exit Strategies.

Mike Potts

Retired President/CEO Consultant

20+ years of experience driving innovation in technology

Former President and CEO of Webroot (Acquired by Carbonite), Lancope (Acquired by Cisco) and AirDefense (Acquired by Motorola)

Mujib Khan

Marketing & Strategy Adviser

25+ years of Experience in Brand development, marketing, strategy

and general management with multinational consumer goods corporations