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On the occasion of the European protest day for equal rights of people with disabilities the Heidelberg advisory board of people with disabilities organised an event at Heidelberg castle. Every year on these specific days, particular organizations plan relevant activities in order to raise awareness of the needs of disabled people including those with limited [...]

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On the 7th and 8th of April, our GIScience research group hosted the 4th PCC meeting of CAP4Access project in Heidelberg. The meeting was aimed to discuss the feedbacks and comments received from the reviewers of European Commission from the first evaluation meeting and various items where discussed from both theoretical and technical perspectives.
As the normal procedure of [...]

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Yesterday evening we were happy to see a successful Wheelmap and OpenStreetMap Mapping party on the occasion of the UN International Day of persons with disabilities (Dec 3rd), organized for the EU-project CAP4ACCESS.
The event started with a talk given by Stefan Hahmann providing an introduction to the Cap4access project, followed by a presentation of specific mapping techniques [...]

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The development of a wheelchair user friendly route planning application inherits a number of special requirements and details that need to be considered during the generation of the routing graph and the corresponding algorithm, making this task much more complex than car or pedestrian related applications. Each wheelchair type and, more importantly, each individual user [...]

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Cap4Access Kick-Off Meeting in London

The new EU project CAP4Access was started with a kick-off meeting at University College London on Jan. 9. and 10. 2014.
The objective of CAP4Access is to develop and pilot-test methods and tools for collectively gathering and sharing spatial information for improving accessibility. The aim is to exploit the power of online maps and mobile devices [...]

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Within the frame of a new European project the GIScience group offers thesis topics related to accessibility of mobility-restricted people, in particular wheelchair users.
If you are a student interested in doing a thesis (Bachelor, Master, Teacher etc.) related to such topics please contact Prof. Zipf or Dr. Bakillah.
Here you find more information in German. (pdf)
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