Disability Infrastructure

Technology is being utilized to create spaces to accommodate all

Implications - In the past, improving accessibility in spaces for those with disabilities focused on small changes to individual locations. Technology is enabling a shift toward more wide-spanning accommodation within large spaces. Leveraging geo-location, touchless monitoring, and 3D printing for these purposes speaks to a new era of AI that is all-encompassing.
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3D-Printed Campus Maps - This Tactile Braille College Map Was Designed for the Visually Impaired
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Warm 474 Clicks Pub: Aug 8, 16
3D-Printed Campus Maps
This Tactile Braille College Map Was Designed for the Visually Impaired
In order to make it easier for students with visual impairments to understand and navigate Texas A&M University, freshman engineering student Tyler Wooten created a tactile 3D-printed college... [More]
Accessible Transportation Initiatives - ATTRI is a Project by the Department of Transportation
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New and Average 26 Clicks Pub: Oct 23, 17
Accessible Transportation Initiatives
ATTRI is a Project by the Department of Transportation
People with disabilities deserve just as much access to transportation as those without, and fortunately the US Department of Transportation’s Accessible Transportation Technologies Research... [More]
Sidewalk-Monitoring Projects - 'Project Sidewalk' Uses Google Street View to Appraise Accessibility
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This Year and Untested 59 Clicks Pub: Dec 21, 16
Sidewalk-Monitoring Projects
'Project Sidewalk' Uses Google Street View to Appraise Accessibility
‘Project Sidewalk’ cleverly incorporates preexisting technology into its efforts to make cities more accessible for people with disabilities. The project is an online system that... [More]
Subway Access Apps - The Wheely App is an Accessible Guide to New York's Subway System
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This Year and Untested 39 Clicks Pub: Dec 22, 16
Subway Access Apps
The Wheely App is an Accessible Guide to New York's Subway System
The Wheely app is a tool to add accessibility to New York’s most impressive public resource: the subway system. New York City’s extensive subway system can be tricky to navigate for... [More]
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