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StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for the blind

Photo: Blind woman at a bus stop [20/08/2014] A program called StopInfo integrates with OneBusAway and provides specific information on location, safety features and stop closures for each bus stop in King County. In particular, it seeks to collect and share information that blind people have identified as important when they ride the bus. It relies on bus riders using the application to update and provide information about each stop.StopInfo for OneBusAway app makes buses more usable for the blind - Read more

App to help elderly people get around on public transport

Photo: Demonstration of the app [25/07/2014] Getting around in a town or city is a necessity in order to carry out everyday tasks. However, knowing which is the most convenient bus to get to the centre or when you have to change buses is not always a straightforward task. This is now much easier for elderly people because the Tecnalia research centre has produced an app that offers the best alternative by providing clear information.App to help elderly people get around on public transport - Read more

Mobility is (not) a matter of course

Going by bus, train or using your own car? Many people, who want to be or have to be mobile, ask themselves this question. People with disabilities usually do not make this decision easily and rarely spontaneously. After all, every means of transportation has its drawbacks, when it comes to independent mobility. Here is a brief summary.Mobility is (not) a matter of course - Read more

Mobility: "Germany needs laws for inclusion and accessibility"

Quickly hopping on the underground or taking a taxi to get from A to B? For wheelchair users this is generally not possible without a great deal of planning – at least in Germany. But how are things in other countries?Mobility: "Germany needs laws for inclusion and accessibility" - Read more

Improving Public Transportation for People with Disabilities

( Source: REHACARE.de )

Photo: Wheelchair in a subway [30/10/2013] Researchers at Carnegie Mellon University and the University at Buffalo, State University of New York, are collaborating on a five-year, $4.6 million federally funded project to advance physical access and public transportation for people with disabilities by bringing together computer science technology and the principles of universal design.Improving Public Transportation for People with Disabilities - Read more

March 2013: Accessibility and Mobility

On the way to work or during a vacation – particularly wheelchair users feel often confronted with numerous obstacles in the public long-distance and local traffic. To what extent travel assistants can help and how accessible bus and train really are, you will get to know in our Topic of the Month March: Accessibility and Mobility.March 2013: Accessibility and Mobility - Read more

Experiencing the World – without Barriers

Curbsides, pebble ways or prone sidewalks – these obstacles can spoil the holiday mood of wheelchair drivers everywhere in the world. But it does not have to be like that. A good planning and maybe even trained company help.Experiencing the World – without Barriers - Read more

Obligation of Transport Must Be Established by Law

Bus and train bring many people from A to B – fast and easy on the environment. However, the public means of transportation keep on hand some incommodities for people with disabilities. That’s why different working groups and institutes exert themselves for more accessibility in public local traffic.Obligation of Transport Must Be Established by Law - Read more

Competency Tests for Elderly Drivers

( Source: REHACARE.de )

[27/07/2011] Researchers studying driving habits and accident rates among the elderly found a majority surveyed supported mandatory retesting of drivers based on age while saying they would hand over the keys if a doctor or loved one said they were no longer fit to drive.Competency Tests for Elderly Drivers - Read more

 
 

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