Digitized Accessibility

Smart technology enables accessibility when not otherwise possible

Implications - Unique city infrastructure, apps and other initiatives aim to make everyday life easier by providing extra assistance to those who need it most. Through the use of beacon technology and other cutting edge resources, smart navigation tools make daily errands easier and make accessible institutions and destinations otherwise difficult to visit or maneuver.
SCORE: 4.7
Mild Top 6 Examples: 10,193 Total Clicks Aug 14 - Jul 15
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Blind-Assisting Beacon Systems - This Subway Navigation System Helps to Guide Blind Passengers
SCORE: 4.7
Warm 2,078 Clicks Pub: Jul 1, 15
Blind-Assisting Beacon Systems
This Subway Navigation System Helps to Guide Blind Passengers
Eugene Gao is set to design a new subway navigation system that would rely on Bluetooth beacons to guide blind passengers between stations. Gao came up with the idea for the project after reading... [More]
Robotic Museum Guides - The De Young Museum is Making Their Tours Accessible to All
SCORE: 6.1
Warm 2,478 Clicks Pub: Mar 2, 15
Robotic Museum Guides
The De Young Museum is Making Their Tours Accessible to All
The De Young Museum in San Francisco has developed a unique program that will enable robot guided tours of the museum for individuals who are unable to physically visit. The De Young Museum’s... [More]
Sight-Sharing Apps - Be My Eyes is a Crowdsourced Video Chat that Helps Blind Individuals
SCORE: 4.2
Mild 2,272 Clicks Pub: Jan 19, 15
Sight-Sharing Apps
Be My Eyes is a Crowdsourced Video Chat that Helps Blind Individuals
The Be My Eyes app is a great tool for visual impaired individuals as well as those who believe they can help make a difference in their lives. It is a crowdsourced video chat service that allows... [More]
Beacon Airport Navigation - The indoo.rs Indoor Navigation at SFO Helps Blind Travelers Get Around
SCORE: 3.9
Mild 2,058 Clicks Pub: Aug 29, 14
Beacon Airport Navigation
The indoo.rs Indoor Navigation at SFO Helps Blind Travelers Get Around
San Francisco International Airport’s beacon technology-based indoor navigation system is intended to guide the blind within the building. Interior mapping company indoo.rs determines the... [More]
Public Accessibility Beacons - TFL's Bluetooth Beacons Help the Blind Navigate London's Underground
SCORE: 3.3
Mild 889 Clicks Pub: Apr 6, 15
Public Accessibility Beacons
TFL's Bluetooth Beacons Help the Blind Navigate London's Underground
Aiming to improve public accessibility, Transport for London (TFL) installed a network of Bluetooth beacons throughout the London underground. While there are many apps for navigation above ground... [More]
Accessible Transit Apps - Alert-A-Ride by Meghan Lazier is a Service for Disabled Citizens
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 418 Clicks Pub: Jun 5, 15
Accessible Transit Apps
Alert-A-Ride by Meghan Lazier is a Service for Disabled Citizens
Commuting in the city as a disabled individual can be a nightmare for a number of reasons—many of which are addressed by the Alert-A-Ride app. Similar to Uber, “riders to track their... [More]