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Adaptive Technology Programs Turn to Robotics and IoT to Help People Who Have Disabilities

Adaptive Technology Programs Turn to Robotics and IoT to Help People Who Have Disabilities

Smart technologies, such as robotic telepresence and the Internet of Things (IoT), are capturing the attention of adaptive technology programs in state and local governments, as well as educational institutions, according to experts. IoT and robotic telepresence are among the latest adaptive technology (AT) efforts states are deploying, as they seek to deliver on the 30-year-old Technology-Related Assistance Act of…

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Harnessing the Internet of Things to Augment Life

Harnessing the Internet of Things to Augment Life

.entry-header It can seem that everything in the modern household is interconnected – there’s good reason for this perception. The government invested £24m into IoT (Internet of Things) appliances over the past three years, with analysis finding that this had led to serious investment in consumer appliances. The result is that there are now gadgets that can slot into a wide range…

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Web Standards to Enable an Accessible and Inclusive Internet of Things

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The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to have an unprecedented impact on our daily lives. In particular, “smart environments” will change how we interact with our surrounding and with each other, including at home, in public spaces, and at the work place. This provides an opportunity to ensure equal access for people with disabilities. For example, operating doors, windows,…

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Why More Tech Companies Should Hire People With Disabilities | Inc.com

Why More Tech Companies Should Hire People With Disabilities | Inc.com

In recent months, Uber has shone a spotlight on the importance of cultivating diversity in tech, but there’s one aspect of diversity that remains largely untouched: Ability. People with disabilities–such as deafness, blindness, or conditions including autism and Asperger’s syndrome–comprise roughly 6 percent of the U.S. labor force, according to the most recent available data from the U.S. Census Bureau.…

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12 Winning IoT Platforms That Can Unlock Smart Cities

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  At the Council, we often look at smart street lights as a great first smart cities project. From energy efficiency to manageability, they deliver visible, quick-wins. And they’re also a platform for growth, a vehicle for collecting and communicating data. The possibilities of what you can do with that platform are limitless, as you’ll read below. Several of our…

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Why Companies Must Invest In Accessible IoT and Universal Design

Screenshot-2018-4-4 Why Companies Must Engage Accessible IoT and Universal Design Smart Cities Library™

Innovating for People With Disabilities Why companies should invest in universal design. Sensor technology, automation, artificial intelligence and the evolution of natural-language processing have made our personal electronic devices more intuitive and functional than ever. In recent years, these technologies have converged to make up the Internet of Things (IoT)—that is, a movement to make everyday items “smart” by embedding…

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Convenience For You Is Independence For Me by @ToddStabelfeldt

Screenshot-2018-1-21 Innovating for people with disabilities Why companies should invest in universal design – IBM iX

Universal Design and Accessible IoT  Brings  Independence. Technology designed for the convenience of people without disabilities can give people with reduced mobility and functioning unprecedented independence. That outcome, says Louchez of Georgia Tech, can reconnect people to a fundamental part of the human experience. “A corollary of independence is also dignity,” he says. “Because the more independent you are, the…

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Building a Smart City with Citizen-Centric IoT

Screenshot-2018-1-3 Towards a Citizen’s centered IoT Panel report at Thingscon 2017 The Mobile City

How can we develop an IoT from a citizen’s perspective? What kind of projects have empowered citizens and what does it take to get these kind of projects of the ground? Those were the central questions we addressed at our panel at Thingscon 2017 that I had co-organized with Iskander Smit. Point of departure was to look at the design…

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Why Chicago’s CIO left government for IoT initiative

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Why Chicago’s CIO left government for IoT initiative As former city Chief Information Officer Brenna Berman reflects on her time with the city, she says a job where she can use the Internet of Things to improve city life was too good to pass up. Source: Why Chicago’s CIO left government for IoT initiative

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Microsoft Inspire Conference | URBAN HUB

Microsoft Inspire Conference | URBAN HUB

Digitalization continues to change our daily lives – and it’s people who live in cities who most intimately experience these changes. Microsoft, one of the leading pioneers in the field of digitalization, hosts an annual conference for its partners in innovation. Together, they showcase many of the next major developments in digitalization. Join URBAN HUB as we look into the…

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Smart Cities Resources: Who, What, When, Where and How?

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Smart Cities Resources: Who, What, When, Where and How? Everyone is talking about smart cities. And yet, new public- and private-sector questions are emerging as more organizations engage with this global technology megatrend. So how can you take these opportunities to the next level? Who are the leaders within this hot Internet of Things (IoT) category? Which academic studies and…

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Smart Cities Council India | Can’t find parking space? Smart parking system helps you find one

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Can’t find parking space? Smart parking system helps you find one. Finding a parking place in a crowded city like Bengaluru is a horrendous task for city travelers. For this, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) has come out with a solution that will not only solve the parking issues, but also help citizens to book parking spot well in…

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