Sustainable accessibility: a mobile app for helping people with disabilities to search accessible shops
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AuthorMayordomo Martínez, Diego; Carrillo de Gea, Juan Manuel; García Mateos, Ginés; García Berna, José Alberto; Fernández Alemán, José Luís; [et al.]
Knowledge AreaEcologíalTecnologías del Medio Ambiente
SponsorsThis research is part of the GINSENG-UMU project (TIN2015-70259-C2-2-R) supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness and the European Fund for Regional Development (ERDF).
Realizado en/conUniversidad Politécnica de Cartagena; Universidad de Murcia
Bibliographic CitationMayordomo-Martínez D, Carrillo-de-Gea JM, García-Mateos G, García-Berná JA, Fernández-Alemán JL, Rosero-López S, Parada-Sarabia S, García-Hernández M. Sustainable Accessibility: A Mobile App for Helping People with Disabilities to Search Accessible Shops. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2019; 16(4):620. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16040620
Sustainable app development
People with motor disabilities must face many barriers and obstacles in their daily lives, making it difficult to perform everyday tasks. The purpose of this work is to improve their living conditions by providing an app with accessibility information in an updated, reliable and friendly form. The development of the system integrates national and regional accessibility regulations, architectural aspects, with an extensive field work, and a sustainable software process. The levels of accessibility and the requirements of the application are defined in the first phases of the project. The field work included the evaluation of 357 commercial establishments in the city of Murcia, Spain, showing that only 25% have a good accessibility, 40% are practicable with help, and 35% are inaccessible shops. The proposed system achieves its objectives of being sustainable and helping in the accessibility. Besides, the system can be a great incentive for businesses to improve their accessibility conditions. ...
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