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'Project Sidewalk' App Rates Accessibility

The long, ongoing project of retrofitting sidewalks and curbs to allow access for users of all needs continues. Project Sidewalk puts the power to audit sidewalks for accessibility in your hands.
September 23, 2016, 12pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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How about some of that ADA retrofit treatment for the corner of Cesar Chavez and Broadway in Los Angeles?

Project Sidewalk, from the University of Maryland's Institute for Advanced Computer Studies (UMIACS), "uses Google Streetview to rate whether sidewalks are useable by people who may have difficulty getting around on foot. That includes the elderly, children, and people with disabilities," according to an article by Canaan Merchant.

Merchant includes instructions for how to use project Sidewalk, along with screengrabs and a case study of his audits of two sidewalks in Spring Valley, a neighborhood in Washington, D.C.'s northwest quadrant.

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Published on Thursday, September 22, 2016 in Greater Greater Washington
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