About "The Pump Guide"
A Creative Solution for the Disabled Driver
People living with severe disabilities, especially wheelchair-users, must often find creative solutions to life's everyday obstacles. This application solves a problem created by the growth of self-serve gas stations. For the disabled driver, fueling a car or van can be difficult if not impossible. That mechanical process can intimidate drivers who choose not to travel in Michigan due to "fear of fueling".
Over 900 Participating Michigan Gas Stations
"The Pump Guide" is a free site that gives those drivers new confidence and independence. It displays over 900 Michigan gas stations that submitted info with the message "We're ready to help". The information is provided voluntarily by gas stations and often include the station's hours of service, any special instructions, and other available amenities such as a snack shop or ATM. Drivers who display a state-issued license plate or window placard identifying themselves as disabled are eligible for full pump service at self-serve pricing, as described in the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
How to Use "The Pump Guide"
This guide is a web application that can be used on your desktop, tablet or smart phone. The initial map will open on Plymouth, MI, the location of Michigan Paralyzed Veterans of America headquarters. From there you can pan or zoom using standard Google map controls. The locations of accessible stations are shown with the special icon , or for stations equipped with Fuel Call ™ . Click on the marker to display information about the station.
Click on the "City Zoom" link and choose a Michigan city to zoom to, with the surrounding stations displayed. The list of Michigan cities for zoom is taken from the Pure Michigan website.
Click on the "Filters" link to filter the station markers by various amenities, such as Carwash, Accessible Restrooms, etc.