• 39th CSUN Assistive Technology Conference - March 18-22, 2024 at the Anaheim Marriott

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39th Annual CSUN Assistive Technology Conference Has Concluded

Map to Accessible Trips: OpenSidewalks, AccessMap, Luminary

Date & Time
Friday, March 22, 2024 - 9:20 AM PDT  
Grand CD  
Advancing Disability Justice in Mobility and Transportation with a data-driven, AT assisted outlook The Taskar Center for Accessible Technology at UW's Paul G. Allen School is developing a comprehensive transportation equity program with three key elements: 1) Community-Centric Design: TCAT champions a community-driven design strategy to ensure Assistive Tech inclusivity of diverse groups, such as DeafBlind travelers and multi-generational families. 2) Transportation Data Equity: TCAT developed OpenSidewalks, an open pedestrian data standard, and an ecosystem of AT tools, like AccessMap, AccessMap Multimodal, SidewalkScore, also promoting 3rd party AT including Audiom and Luminary, to ensure consistent and standardized data collection processes and data consuming trip planners. 3) Capacity Building Tools: The Taskar Center is equipping transportation agencies and Departments of Transportation (DOTs) with the knowledge and conversation tools necessary to create and understand Disability Justice and address holistic access needs. All speakers will discuss their experiences as both users and developers of Accessible Technologies in the mobility space. TCAT will highlight its work with USDOT's ITS4US program and a recent milestone achieved by collaborating with WA state advocacy organizations leading to a provision passed by the WA State Legislature, paving the way for OpenSidewalks data collection across all public rights of way in the entire state over the next two bienniums.  
  • Information & Communications Technology
  • Disability Specific
  • Entertainment & Recreation
  • Research & Development
  • Transportation
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Explore our data-rich trip planning solutions and data production, meticulously designed for individuals with mobility and visual disabilities, enabling route customization. Join us to shape a more representative future of accessible transportation.  
Primary Topic
Secondary Topics
  • Blind/Low Vision
  • Design
  • Engineering
  • Product Demonstration
Session Type
General Track  


  • Kunal Mehta
    University of Washington
  • Christine Mendoza
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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