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Accessibility cyberscapes and the digital divide

Benner, JG and Oh, JS (2014) Accessibility cyberscapes and the digital divide. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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In this paper, we discuss early findings on a study of user generated accessibility information. We utilize data from OpenStreetMap that include tags related to wheelchair accessibility and compare the distribution of these data to other explanatory data collected in the American Community Survey. We perform a linear regression and find that the population of people with disabilities in an area had a stronger relationship with the frequency of data points than household income or the urban status. Future work includes analyzing the accessibility data within the context of other data found in OpenStreetMap, and the use of additional measures associated with the digital divide such as level of education or the number of available access points.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Benner, JGjgb14@pitt.eduJGB14
Oh, JSjsoh@pitt.eduJSOH
Date: 1 January 2014
Date Type: Publication
Access Restriction: No restriction; Release the ETD for access worldwide immediately.
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the ASIST Annual Meeting
Volume: 51
Number: 1
Event Type: Conference
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1002/meet.2014.14505101158
Institution: University of Pittsburgh
Refereed: Yes
Date Deposited: 02 Jul 2015 14:06
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:55


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