Faculty Advisor

Ault, Holly Keyes

Faculty Advisor

Clark, Constance

Abstract

Information that sighted commuters take for granted in Copenhagen’s public transportation network is often inaccessible to people who are blind or partially sighted. We identified potential improvements to the accessibility of transit information to recommend to the Danish Association of the Blind. We determined the main challenges blind and partially sighted people face when accessing transit information; observed the current accessibility of the system; and evaluated accessible solutions to identify the best potential improvements. Based on our findings, we recommend expanded use of audio announcements, stricter regulation for bus operators, increasing the accessibility of mobile phone applications, and the implementation of beacon technology in the bus system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2018

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts

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