An Accessible City

An Accessible City

"How might we make Calgary the most accessible city in the world?"

Note: This challenge is now closed to new ideas at this time.

In 2015, Council adopted a notice of motion stating that the City has an obligation to build and promote a city that is accessible to persons of all ages, abilities and incomes. Currently, almost 200,000 Calgarians over the age of 15 will be living with a disability. We challenge you to think broadly and creatively to come up with ideas beyond just improving mobility.

Challenge Champions: Katie Black (Director, Calgary Neighborhoods), Councillor Druh Farrell & The City of Calgary's Advisory Committee on Accessibility.

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An Accessible City

Replace feeder buses with self driving cars

Replace feeder buses with self driving cars to bring people to their nearest LRT station. Use path finding and realtime request monitoring to automate carpools to make self driving feeder vehicles more efficient. Leverage the high smart phone market penetration and low barrier to entry for mobile and web app development to create a multiplatform ride requesting application. Use built in GPS and location knowledge to... more »
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Be My Eyes

Be My Eyes is a mobile app that connects blind and visually impaired with sighted helpers from around the world via live video connection - http://www.bemyeyes.org/

Over 385 thousand sighted people have signed up to provide assistance, yet only 30 thousand people are receiving help.

We could help spread awareness of tools like these to assist more visually impaired people in being even more able, resourceful, and creative... more »
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