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OnTheBus, a GPS enabled android app to help blind take the bus!

OnTheBus is a new Android app that guides people who need to get around big cities with public transportation, from a point of origin to a destination. But unlike other GPS programs, this app uses gesture and voice recognition to be especially helpful for people with “visual, hearing, or cognitive impairments.”

The app features on GPS functionality, a smartphone’s compass, an accelerometer and a 3G or WiFi connectivity to help users reach their destination. Soon the app will incorporate augmented reality technology.

OnTheBus was developed at the Spain’s Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, following the 7 principles of universal design to achieve full accessibility. It is multi-modal , multi-language and extensible to different cities.

The beta app available for download on Google Play, is set-up for use in Barcelona, Madrid, and Rome, and can be used by Spanish, Catalan, English and Italian speakers. The next full edition will include features like assistance calling a cab, finding a pharmacy, or locating social services. And the app intends to keep rolling out in new cities and languages.

 
 
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