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

woman in wheelchair using her smart phone for wayfinding and accessible mapping

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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