Mobile Accessibility GuideBy Gibson, Vince; Peifer, John; Krishnan, Meghna; RESNA 27th International Annual Conference 2004: Technology & Disability: Research, Design, Practice, & Policy,
Publication Date: 2004
Paper describes the prototype Mobile Accessibility Guide (MAG), which is a mobile wireless application that was designed to provide accessibility information to people with disabilities. The device alerts the user to conditions that could affect travel, and provides the capacity to receive or document the accessibility of locations within the user’s community. The authors contend that the approach utilized by the MAG has advantages over traditional accessibility guides in that they are quickly outdated and cannot be accessed on a mobile computer. The MAG features mobile wireless Internet technology, an online database, and contextual information to provide the necessary accessibility information to afford increased independence to people with disabilities.
Published by: Rehabilitation Engineering & Assistive Technology Society of North America (RESNA) (Website:http://www.resna.org)