Barrier-free mobility for all

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150601 Guest blog. Werner Bischof-01

 

ways4me is the final project in the ways4all series of projects and is implemented by several prestigious partners under the leadership of the “Energy, transport and environmental management” course at the JOANNEUM University of Applied Sciences in Kapfenberg. People with disabilities will find it easier to travel thanks to this project. Its aim is to produce a barrier-free application for mobile devices by bringing together intuitive operation of indoor and outdoor navigation, access to travel information and communication with public transport.

 

The blind and visually impaired are the group that Ways4all is targeting. This group is faced with particular challenges when traveling on public transport. If this group manages to overcome the numerous hurdles by using this end-to-end solution, other target groups such as tourists and other customers of public transport will have a new and practical aid for planning and making journeys.

 

Working in cooperation with Dimoco subsidiaries TAF mobile GmbH, the IT specialists for public transport in Germany, a user interface combined with audio output specially designed for people with visual impairment, has been created for the popular easy.GO mobile phone and ticket application.

 

An international jury State has now the research project “ways4me”, nominated by their project partners for the Austrian Mobility 2015.

 

The Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology of Austria, Alois Stoeger will give Vienna the State Prize for mobility in 2015 on June 22, 2015.

 

For more information: http://www.bmvit.gv.at/ministerium/staatspreis/mobilitaet2015/, http://www.ways4all.at and http://www.myeasygo.de