Darren Minifie, Yvonne Coady
           University of Victoria

Presented by Christopher Pearson
              pearson@cs....
   University of Victoria / Department of
    Computer Science Mobile Device Group

   Our work is supported by:
    ◦ N...
   Physical problems:
    ◦ Finding the right bus
    ◦ Finding the bus door
    ◦ Staying independent


   Technology P...
Visually impaired using   Non-impaired using
      desktop PC            mobile device


                                 ...
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   Using a visual
    accessibility zoom
    feature can be
    similar to a mobile
    web browser
   Selecting the men...
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• Google
  currently
  collects this
  information
• Google, we’d
  love to see
  an API




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   Web Based Mobile Application
   Filtering schedule data for:
    ◦ Current time
    ◦ Current location
    ◦ User pre...
   Web configurable for the abilities of the user
   Any solution needs to work on as many
    platforms as possible
  ...
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   GPS
   Wi-Fi scanning
   Bluetooth scanning




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   GPS
   Wi-Fi
   Bluetooth




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   iPhone with tactile overlays
   Trekker Breeze
   Nokia N97 (releasing soon)
    ◦   3.5 inch 640×360 touch screen
 ...
   There is some room for accessibility
    improvements in transit systems
   Existing mobile devices can handle the
  ...
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Chris Pearson's W4A 2009 presentation, on behalf of authors Darren Minifie and Yvonne Coady, on a web based system for providing transport information via mobile devices.

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Getting Mobile with Mobile Devices: Using the Web to Improve Transit Accessibility

  1. 1. Darren Minifie, Yvonne Coady University of Victoria Presented by Christopher Pearson pearson@cs.uvic.ca
  2. 2.  University of Victoria / Department of Computer Science Mobile Device Group  Our work is supported by: ◦ NSERC ◦ The University of Victoria ◦ Nokia Canada 2
  3. 3.  Physical problems: ◦ Finding the right bus ◦ Finding the bus door ◦ Staying independent  Technology Problems ◦ JavaScript fly-out menus ◦ Complicated tables of schedule data ◦ Most of Web 2.0 3
  4. 4. Visually impaired using Non-impaired using desktop PC mobile device 4
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  6. 6.  Using a visual accessibility zoom feature can be similar to a mobile web browser  Selecting the menu item shows no action – the fly-out is hidden 6
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  14. 14. • Google currently collects this information • Google, we’d love to see an API 14
  15. 15.  Web Based Mobile Application  Filtering schedule data for: ◦ Current time ◦ Current location ◦ User preferences 15
  16. 16.  Web configurable for the abilities of the user  Any solution needs to work on as many platforms as possible  Creating an application with mass-market appeal 16
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  18. 18.  GPS  Wi-Fi scanning  Bluetooth scanning 18
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  21. 21.  GPS  Wi-Fi  Bluetooth 21
  22. 22.  iPhone with tactile overlays  Trekker Breeze  Nokia N97 (releasing soon) ◦ 3.5 inch 640×360 touch screen ◦ Dual core 370MHz ARM CPU ◦ 128MB RAM ◦ 32GB internal storage, Micro SD expansion ◦ Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS ◦ Accelerometer, Digital Compass/3D Magnetometer ◦ Slide out keyboard 22
  23. 23.  There is some room for accessibility improvements in transit systems  Existing mobile devices can handle the required functionality  The technology is ready Darren Minifie, Yvonne Coady University of Victoria Presented by Christopher Pearson pearson@cs.uvic.ca 23

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