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Mobilisation and Accessibility Planning for People with Disabilities

Principal researcher

Name: Rory Doyle

Contact details: BMT, 1 Orlando House, Waldegrave Road, London TW11 8LZ, UK (Email roryd@bmtech.co.uk)

Website: http://services.txt.it/MAPPED/

Project details

Start date: 09/2004
End date: 08/2008

Description: Many disabled users are prevented from accessing functionally and socially important activities such as shopping, visiting public parks, theatres etc. because of a lack of real-time accessibility knowledge.
Currently the simplest of excursions can involve military scale planning to ensure that the planned journey is feasible. MAPPED will develop an intelligent system that will empower persons with disabilities to play a full role in society and to increase their autonomy. To meet these goals MAPPED incorporates:

    * a multi-modal route planner that allows for disability specific routing information and reservation of accessibility services
    * geographically indexed accessibility information
    * disabled friendly mobile user interfaces

Other organisations involved in this project

TXT e-Solutions, Italy
Moviquity, Spain
Hampshire County Council, UK
Central Remedial Clinic, Ireland

Last updated: 18.11.2010