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Presentation delivered at South-By-Southwest Interactive Conference 2013 (SXSW13) in Austin, Texas. Covers topic of big data, analytics and mobile technologies to support accessible travel and......

Presentation delivered at South-By-Southwest Interactive Conference 2013 (SXSW13) in Austin, Texas. Covers topic of big data, analytics and mobile technologies to support accessible travel and transportation. Co-presented with the US Department of Transportation.

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  • 2. Accessible Transportation Data & Technologies Bill Curtis-Davidson IBM Worldwide Human Ability & Accessibility Center 12 March 2013 #sxsw13 #coolUSDOT @BCurtisDavidson
  • 3. Many people need accessible transportation information
  • 4. Persons who have mobility impairments Persons with disabilities (PWDs) Blind people and persons with low vision Deaf people and persons who are hard of hearing
  • 5. Outside light Ambient Noise One Hand Eyes Busy Aging Eyes Public Places Bumpy Road People with situational impairments Stroller
  • 6. Example accessible transport questions Impairment Example Questions Vision • Do rail stations, bus stops + transit vehicles include functioning audio announcements, tactile signage, etc.? • Can the touch-screen ticketing system be used without vision? Hearing • Do subway stations, bus stops + transit vehicles include functioning visual signage? • Are induction loops provided for people who are hard of hearing? Mobility • Which subway stations (and which entrances) are wheelchair accessible (step-free, elevators)? • Where are the station elevators + are they currently operating? • What are the wheelchair + stroller access features of transit vehicles + are they currently operating?
  • 7. Having accessible transportation infrastructure and services is wonderful… Key Point … but without accessible transportation real-time information, PWDs + situational impairments cannot always use the infrastructure + services.
  • 8. Accessible transportation data comes from many sources
  • 9. GeoAccess.org – Data-Enabled Travel Fixed Route Public Transit Public Paratransit Private Transportation POIs / Environment Info Static Data from Authorities • GTFS Feed • Accessible Stations/ Stops (entrances) • Accessible Vehicles • Contacts / help • Agency info • Service areas • Fixed routes/stops (if applicable) • Fares/reservations • Contacts / help • Community based transport • Rideshares/ carpools • Accessible taxis • Access info for private air, rail, bus, ferry stops/vehicles • Wheelchair rentals • Accessibility info for POIs • Accessible municipal infrastructure Real-Time Data from Authorities • Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) • Elevators/escalators • Wheelchair lift status • Vehicle fullness • Congestion/traffic • Predicted arrival • Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) • Vehicle fullness • Congestion/traffic • Predicted arrival • Service alerts • Reservation • Automatic Vehicle Location (AVL) • Vehicle fullness • Congestion/traffic • Predicted arrival • Service alerts • Reservation • Real-time info for Accessible Municipal infrastructure (e.g. closings) Crowd Sourced Data • Vehicle fullness • Vehicle issues • Station/stop issues • Service issues • Ratings / reviews • Vehicle fullness • Vehicle issues • Station/stop issues • Service issues • Ratings / reviews • Vehicle fullness • Vehicle issues • Station/stop issues • Service issues • Ratings / reviews • New or edited POIs • POI ratings/reviews • User generated tags for municipal infrastructure SOURCE: “Data-Enabled Travel: How Geo-Data Can Support Inclusive Transportation, Tourism, and Navigation through Communities”, GeoAccess Challenge Team, March 2011 (GeoAccess.org)
  • 10. Example: New York City Public Transit NYC Transit Bus & Subway, LIRR, Metro North Railroad ADA Compliance Status Accessible Entrances/Exits Real-Time Service, Elevator + Escalator Status Metro Transit Authority Private Transportation & Taxis For-Hire Vehicles (black cars, luxury limos) Taxi Stands Taxi & Limo Commission POI Accessibility: Hotels Museums Restaurants Much more… Mayor's Office Disabilities Private Transportation Rentals (e.g. car, van, wheelchair) Transfers (e.g. airport, helicopter, ferry, rail/bus)
  • 11. Effective provision of accessible transport information requires collaboration… Key Point … between public transportation authorities, private transport providers, city government officials, and with support of local disability groups.
  • 12. Technologies to aggregate and provide accessible transport info
  • 13. Transport App Development Data collection + aggregation tools Open Data Files Machine Generated Streams Apps
  • 14. IBM “AccessMyNYC” Demo Mobile App HTML5 mobile web app IBM Centennial THINK Exhibit in NYC Led by IBM Human Ability & Accessibility Center App conformed to WCAG 2.0 & MWBP 1.0 standards Cooperation w/ NYC Gov Data from NYC Disability Office, MTA, TLC Helped people get info on accessible transport and POIs, plan routes Social ratings and Twitter® integration Built on IBM Middleware with custom web services Accessible Transport Subway EntranceExits Accessible Routes Accessible POIs
  • 15. IBM “AccessMyNYC” Demo Mobile App Transit/Walk Routes Accessible POIsHome / Menu Accessible Transport
  • 16. Technologies are available to collect, aggregate + stream accessible transport data Key Point … and to provide that information to people in accessible mobile native, web and hybrid apps.
  • 17. Summary Accessible transport data, mobile tech + infrastructure are converging Smarter City authorities + app developers should leverage to innovate the user experience and improve urban transportation and services.
  • 18. Summary Create, collect, aggregate data. Build accessible mobile apps. Improve Smarter Cities.
  • 19. Thank You Bill Curtis-Davidson (wacurtis@us.ibm.com) IBM Worldwide Human Ability & Accessibility Center #sxsw13 #coolUSDOT @BCurtisDavidson