emojis are used everywhere; from text messages to Instagram hashtags... and there are tons of emojis in use today. Could development of emojis for accessible transportation solution better help travelers with cognitive disabilities, the older adults and others. How can we design our systems, smartphone apps, displays on transportation infrastructure to make use of this trend?
Full disclosure: I have multiple disabilities.
Enable van tracking on Google Maps. We all have phones, and it would help if we could use those phones to track the van location.
Example: young man in a wheelchair was left outside 2 hours until his return trip because noone checked that the doctor's office had moved
Ensure that transportation agencies/drivers know what to do in a medical emergency
Example young woman with asthma outside in winter called 3 times for late ride and when had problems breathing they told her to call 911 and hung... more »