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“Bus app for blind developed at UW”

KING5 news reports on UW CSE’s StopFinder, a public transit app that talks to the blind, bringing the features of UW CSE’s OneBusAway transit app to a new community of users.

“OneBusAway became one of the most popular mobile apps in the Seattle area in the last couple of years, providing easy access to maps, schedules and real-time updates on when a bus will arrive at a particular stop …

“A University of Washington student developed OneBusAway.  Now students and researchers at UW’s Department of Computer Science & Engineering are building a transit app that talks to the blind, telling them where a stop is located and what they can expect to find when they get there.”

Check out the KING5 story here.  Read about the research here.  Learn about OneBusAway here.

November 21, 2011