Pokémon Might Become the New Smart City Urban Accessibility Master
Not just a child’s game anymore.
For the estimated 53 million U.S. adults living with disabilities, moving around and within a city may feel like an obstacle course. Hilly terrain and elevated pathways can prove daunting for people with disabilities (PWDs). There’s also the problem of cracked sidewalks and poorly designed or non-existing curb cuts and ramps.
And despite the 1990 passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act, which laid out standards for making public areas accessible, there are still public and private businesses that fail to have or maintain accessible entrances and exits for wheelchair users and guide dogs. Is there a Smart City solution?
What if Pokémon GO Trainers could capture, share, and exchange real-time accessibility information to dynamically help PWDs better navigate their Smart City urban jungles? That’s right, think about it.
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