October 2018 - Chicago was recently selected to be the pilot city for Smart Cities for All, a project that will measure the city’s digital and smart services’ accessibility for people with disabilities. The tracking of this data will assist city planners in assessing areas for improvement. Within this study, the following will be examined: communications, training, and technology standards. With the objective is to improve the design of smart cities, the evaluation system defined city-specific performance indicators for accessibility. By developing inclusive smart cities, it is anticipated that people with disabilities will have improved employment outcomes, and greater access to city transportation, and leisure activities. Through this project, Smart Cities for All and the City of Chicago expect to see a growth of technology, apps, and tools to improve accessibility as well as an awareness of thoughtful technological developments. [Source: Jason Plautz, SmartCitiesDive]
Smart Cities for All Pilots in Chicago
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