Many of us use Google Maps for our daily commute, especially when we are exploring new places. Through Google Maps, we can easily find routes that provide access via various means – such as driving, public transport and walking. However, persons with disabilities who travel around in wheelchairs might face difficulties finding barrier-free access paths for their first-and-last-mile travel needs.
In this podcast, Assistant Professor Tan Hwee Xian from SMU's School of Information Systems shares her ongoing work in the Smart Barrier-Free Access project. The project uses passive crowdsourced road accessibility information from wheelchair volunteers to map barrier-free access paths in Singapore.