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Personalized accessibility map (PAM): a novel assisted wayfinding approach for people with disabilities

Karimi, HA and Zhang, L and Benner, JG (2014) Personalized accessibility map (PAM): a novel assisted wayfinding approach for people with disabilities. Annals of GIS, 20 (2). 99 - 108. ISSN 1947-5683

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Accessibility information is necessary to support the everyday mobility of people with disabilities. As a service to aid the mobility of students with disabilities, some universities and colleges provide maps with accessibility information for their campus on the Web. Other maps, while not focused specifically on students, provide information about indoor accessibility and can be extended by users. In this paper, accessibility requirements published in the literature, the criteria used in existing geo-crowdsourcing services and the data used by campus accessibility maps (which are commonly based on the ADA standards) are used to provide an optimal set of requirements for personalized accessibility map (PAM). PAM is discussed and analysed in detail, a prototype PAM developed for the University of Pittsburgh is described, and challenges and future work are highlighted. © 2014 Taylor & Francis.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Karimi, HAhkarimi@pitt.eduHKARIMI0000-0001-5331-5004
Zhang, L
Benner, JGjgb14@pitt.eduJGB14
Date: 1 January 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Annals of GIS
Volume: 20
Number: 2
Page Range: 99 - 108
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1080/19475683.2014.904438
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Schools and Programs: School of Information Sciences > Information Science
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1947-5683
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2014 17:56
Last Modified: 25 May 2020 17:55


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