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Railways Adopt Apps To Improve Accessibility For Wheelchair Users

Railways Adopt Apps To Improve Accessibility For Wheelchair Users

Railway operators in and outside Tokyo are turning to smartphone apps to make their services more accessible and convenient for passengers that use wheelchairs. Under one new system, an app allows station staff to internally share the information of where passengers board trains and at what time they will arrive at their destinations, so that they can help them get…

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City of Philadelphia Announces SmartCityPHL Augmented Reality Challenge to Support Public Transit Accessibility

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PHILADELPHIA—The City of Philadelphia today announced SmartCityPHL’s new challenge, SEPTA for All: Augmenting Transit with Augmented Reality. The challenge invites innovators to submit ideas that would use augmented reality technology to make public transit more welcoming, comfortable, and accessible to people with disabilities. Applications are due August 2, 2021. “The pandemic amplified how critical public transit is to Philadelphians,” said…

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New Smart Tech Helps Visually Impaired South Koreans Increase Mobility

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South Korea’s second largest city is using new, inclusive technology to bring down barriers to mobility for people who are blind.

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How Can Cities Improve the Quality of Life of Disabled People?

How Can Cities Improve the Quality of Life of Disabled People?

The need to design inclusive cities is becoming increasingly clear across the globe. However, not all urban models being designed today meet this objective, particularly regarding disability.

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Urban Air Mobility Must Incorporate The Needs Of Disabled Citizens

Urban Air Mobility Must Incorporate The Needs Of Disabled Citizens

Urban Air Mobility must incorporate the needs of disabled citizens if the promise – and full market value – of advanced air mobility and urban air mobility systems are to be fully realized.

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