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Open Source Data Sets (My apologies if these are already known)

A terrific resource to be used is in Data.gov -- some cities have already done some fabulous work, and we can use their data sets as models.

Official dataset for data.gov http://www.data.gov/
A search example as a possible model: "traffic detectors" http://catalog.data.gov/dataset/traffic-detectors
HealthData.gov http://www.healthdata.gov/ if we want to try to locate those in need.
DataAPI for HealthData.gov... more »

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Measuring Accessibility

It is increasingly important for transit decision makers to ensure that service is provided to those with mobility disadvantages. This is a large group spanning those without cars (not by choice) to persons with disabilities and the elderly who are no longer able to operate personal vehicles. Resources that help planners identify areas of need can increasingly be created with the widespread availability of digital tools... more »

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Data Requirements for Accessible Transportation & Crowdsourcing

Where the biggest gaps in data availability to support navigation and wayfinding applications (both indoor and outdoor) for persons with disabilities? Would it be possible and efficient to use crowdsourcing as a method to build up the required mapping and accessibility data? How might this work? (Persons with disabilities may include those with challenges in vision, hearing, mobility, and cognition.)

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