Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability | MIT Technology Review

Smart cities could be lousy to live in if you have a disability
Cities sometimes fail to make sure the technologies they adopt are accessible to everyone. Activists and startups are working to change that.

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January 9, 2019

SAIMAN CHOWSaiman Chow

Victor Pineda travels the world to make speeches and advise governments on urban planning and development. But when he encounters a touch-screen kiosk, he’s stymied. For people like him, who use wheelchairs and have limited use of their hands and arms, displays like these are a barrier rather than a convenience.

It’s a problem that’s only getting [...]

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