This project develops a Global Access Information Navigator (GAIN) system to collect, enhance, and share location-based information to empower a person with a disability with the relevant information about their surroundings. Individuals with disabilities may use their accessible GPS device equipped with the developed GAIN software or the web interface to access real-time travel information such as transit stop locations, schedules, fares, and routes. Additionally, spatial layout descriptions including locations of audible signal lights, wheelchair ramps, accessible ticket machines, talking ATMs, stairs/elevators, and restrooms are included. The project outcomes go beyond reducing physical barriers in public transportation by providing their locations to people with disabilities so they can "GAIN" independent access to a variety of services.
Michael May, Principal Investigator
Charles LaPierre, CTO
Ivo Pletikosic has been working with Sendero's CTO for almost a decade as a software engineer.
Bibiana McHugh is the IT Manager of GIS and Location-Based Services at TriMet in Portland
Gil Lutz Staff Tester
Chris Grabowski Staff Tester