Project aims to help people with disability to find places where they can practice paralympic sports, and also to provide information on accessible places of urban infrastructure nearby.
Project “Accessibility Map” is unique because for the first time the map of the accessible places would be done by the people from Russian cities. Everyone can now support Paralympic Movement and make his contribution on development of barrier-free environment.
It is easy to take part in the project: add the information about accessible places, leave comments and review the data about existed places, use the opportunity for self-fulfillment.
not for navigation. NotNav was developed by the blind, for the blind.
+ the current compass heading
+ street address
+ any nearby cross streets or POI
+ a user defined waypoint.
NotNav uses Android's built in Text To Speech service. NotNav is
optimised for walking. It works less well when driving or on public
* it's simple to use.
* Works when the phone screen is off and tucked away out of sight in a
* Only announces eight compass points (North, North East, East etc).
* Has intelligible speech and does not continuously interrupt itself with updates.
* Announces cross streets and POI.
* Allows a single waypoint to be set from the current location.
* NotNav comes up speaking the compass heading and GPS derived street
address, cross street, POI or user defined waypoint.
* The heading is only accurate if the phone is held upright in
portrait mode, with the screen facing you. It works best in a shirt
* The main screen has four large buttons:
"Pause/Play" stops and restarts all announcements.
"Speak last" repeats the last announcement.
"Set/Update waypoint" Saves the current location as a waypoint. When next near this waypoint, NotNav announces 'At waypoint'.
"Settings" brings up the settings screen.
* NotNav continues to work when the screen is switched off, or when another app is in the foreground. To stop NotNav, press the "Pause" button, or use the "back" button from the main screen.
* The Settings screen allows individual announcements to be switched on or off, and allows a Heading offset to be set.
* Heading offset is a number of degrees to add to the heading. This allows the phone to be put in a pocket away from your body's center line and still give accurate headings. I set this to "-30" degrees when placed in my left shirt pocket.
* "Beep on location fix" turns on audio beeps when a GPS fix is received, an address is decoded, or the POI cache is refreshed.
Cross street detection:
Cross streets are detected by projecting points 20 metres to the left and right of the current location. If the street names at those locations differ to the current street, then NotNav considers it a cross/side street and announces it as such. If Google thinks the corner address belongs to the side street, rather than the street you've just arrived on, then the main and cross streets are reversed.
Like all such apps, NotNav depends on the quality of the GPS fix, connectivity and Google's data. Any information presented by NotNav may only be approximate. Use NotNav to augment your local knowledge, clues from the environment and your orientation expertise.
By using NotNav you are bound by Google’s
http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/terms/ ">Terms Of Service.
NotNav uses the Google Maps and Places API and you are bound by their
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This application, which was created as part of the CLEAR project, provides information on the level of accessibility for the disabled to 37 museums in the province of Rimini, making available to everyone the results of a survey carried out in summer 2012.
For each museum, information is also provided on its heritage, opening times, entrance fees and location.
CLEAR is a project promoted by the Province of Rimini as part of the European programme for South East Europe (SEE) and is based on the sharing, on an international level, of strategies for developing accessibility to the cultural heritage that is a key to interpreting the quality of life in cities.
CLEAR aims to achieve the following objectives:
- to promote the development of the cultural heritage with a view to guaranteeing accessibility for all, in order to improve the quality of life of citizens and tourists alike;
- to improve the conditions of usability of cultural services in the cities and territories with particular focus on museum facilities;
- to solve accessibility problems by tearing down cultural barriers that still represent the first obstacle for visitors/customers with special needs, as well as the “simple” demolition of physical-architectural barriers;
- to create a network of accessible/welcoming museums capable of promoting themselves through research activities and the development of innovative hospitality offers that focus in particular on customers with special needs;
- to develop new marketing strategies regarding the image of the accessible cultural heritage towards potential and unexpressed user/customer models;
- to raise awareness regarding the themes of accessibility in local communities, the media, public opinion and the professional categories that work in the management and promotion of cultural heritage;
- to broaden the tourist market and develop new markets, with the aim of promoting responsible and quality tourism;
to promote equal opportunities for all, even in terms of urban access and usability of the environment and characteristic services of every city.
The "sites" of cultural heritage should in time satisfy the most difficult exigencies (such as those expressed by people with special needs) and be more practical and welcoming for all.
CLEAR aims to highlight how accessibility to the cultural heritage is a primary component in determining the overall elements that make a city pleasant and in improving the quality of life of all residents, including temporary ones such as tourists, and that it is also a factor for promoting and developing urban centres.
• Choose from multiple routes where available
• Use either driving or pedestrian directions (beta)
• Choose from between multiple layouts (beta)
• Enjoy *full accessibility support for blind & visually impaired
Our FAB Places may support:
• Independent Wheelchair Users
• Wheelchair Assisted
• Mobility Challenged
• Deaf & Hearing Impaired
• Blind & Visually impaired (Categories 1 & 2)
WHAT IS FAB?
The Fully Accessible Barbados ‘FAB’ program is an initiative of the Barbados Council for the Disabled. This program recognizes the importance of accessibility in order to achieve the truly inclusive society which is part of our vision.
The program seeks to assess properties for their level of accessibility to a variety of people with disabilities; not only the physical structure but the general treatment of customers with challenges. The FAB Standards and Criteria are based on international accessibility requirements.
With the UN’s backing in terms of project direction and the ability to unite other members of the community, the Fully Accessible Barbados program has a strong future.
For more information, please visit http://fullyaccessiblebarbados.com/
Fully Accessible Barbados... Access for all!!
* Must have Accessibility + Talkback installed and enabled for accessibility support.
With the Wheelmap Android app users can find and mark accessible and less accessible public places on a virtual map.
With the provided information mobility-impaired people can easily find out which underground stations, restaurants, cafes or clubs around them are accessible and which are not. This increases their mobility and participation in society, creating more public awareness for their needs and rights.
Everyone can get engaged and help by marking the wheelchair accessibility of public places with the easy traffic light system.
Green = Fully wheelchair-accessible
Yellow = Limited accessibility
Red = Not wheelchair-accessible
Places that are not yet marked have a grey tag and can be quickly and easily marked by everyone.
Wheelmap is based on OpenStreetMap and works similar to Wikipedia - everyone can contribute to improving the accumulated data. The app draws its information directly from the net. All data is always up to date.
- To search for places and to mark the accessibility status of an existing place, no registration is required.
Wheelmap was developed by the non-profit organisation Sozialhelden e.V.. It's Sozialhelden's aim to address social challenges with innovative approaches.
Patrol Control reads tags to manage manned guarding services for security and vigilance services. Necessary connection with PatrolControl web tool.