Accessible App Design
In metropolitan areas, sidewalks and other pedestrian pathways are not always accessible to everyone. Permanent and temporary obstacles such as sidewalk elevation, sidewalk width, construction, weather conditions, and crowds can affect the ability of those with specific accessibility needs to get to their destinations safely and successfully.
Currently, there are little to no available resources to determine the accessibility of different metropolitan pedestrian routes. Accessibility considerations that are provided often lack thoroughness and are determined by the able-bodied. This lack of information causes many people to rely on accessible transit and other members of their persona network for transportation, ultimately restricting their independence.
To ease the difficulty of practical navigation within metropolitan areas by providing pedestrian navigation tailored to those with specific accessibility needs.
A mobile application that makes the practical navigation of public spaces trouble-free for people of all abilities by providing access to necessary accessibility information.
Tailored to User’s Needs
Robust pedestrian settings allow users to customize their navigation to their specific accessibility needs, without the use of dehumanizing labels.
Ambler knows that accessibility isn’t “one size fits all.” Its community editing feature allows travelers to warn others about unique or temporary hazards such as closed sidewalks, large crowds, or ice.