The MTA is testing more than a dozen new ways to help disabled commuters at Brooklyn’s busy Jay St/MetroTech subway station, and the agency hopes riders will give them input on what works and what doesn’t.
On a brisk autumn day in mid-November, Jose waits for the Columbus city bus with his caregiver, Joshua Cook, associate director of ARC Industries, a service organization for people with disabilities. Jose, whose last name will not be disclosed for protection purposes, is a middle-aged man with vision impairments.
Christ United Methodist Church (CUMC) reached out to the IDEA Center to assess and provide recommendations to improve their wayfinding system. The final product was a clear and well-organized wayfinding system for CUMC that reduces the physical and cognitive burden on visitors and members of all abilities.
The Richardson Olmsted Complex existing walking tour needed an update. The IDeA Center developed a fully accessible Android application that allows visitors of all abilities to access the rich content of the Richardson Olmsted campus.
At every turn, the design of our environments either creates barriers or opens doors. Let’s design a more humane world
Researcher Victoria Fast looks at how spatial data can improve routing for people with disabilities
Today I released Access, my short documentary about accessibility. It follows Cory Joseph through a typical day, showing how he uses his smartphone, Braille display, tactile watch, and guide dog (named Vine) to navigate the world.
I am not only an experienced traveler; I am an experienced blind person.
An accident in a swimming pool left Chieko Asakawa blind at the age of 14. For the past three decades she’s worked to create technology – now with a big focus on artificial intelligence (AI) – to transform life for the visually impaired.
Canada has received a wake-up call in recent months about the urgent need to remove physical barriers in the built environment and improve accessibility for people of all abilities.