Crowdsourcing to Support Navigation for the Disabled: A Report on the Motivations, Design, Creation and Assessment of a Testbed Environment for Accessibility
Annual rept. Sep 2012 - Sep 2013
GEORGE MASON UNIV FAIRFAX VA
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This report documents research efforts for the design, creation and development of a testbed environment for capturing, evaluating, and utilizing crowdsourced geographic information to support navigation by blind, visually- and mobility-impaired individuals. We describe the planning, design, creation, and assessment of web- and mobile-based data collection tools, the evaluation of the understanding of the system by both the data collectors and the end-users of the crowdsourced information, and an assessment of the interactions among the community of contributors, end-users, developers, and researchers. The findings in this report are part of a larger continuing research project exploring the potential for crowdsourced geographic information to solve a wide range of navigation tasks and other field-based operations.
- Information Science
- Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods
- Navigation and Guidance