Combining crowdsourcing and google street view to identify street-level accessibility problems

@inproceedings{Hara2013CombiningCA,
  title={Combining crowdsourcing and google street view to identify street-level accessibility problems},
  author={Kotaro Hara and Vicki Le and Jon Froehlich},
  booktitle={CHI},
  year={2013}
}
Poorly maintained sidewalks, missing curb ramps, and other obstacles pose considerable accessibility challenges; however, there are currently few, if any, mechanisms to determine accessible areas of a city a priori. In this paper, we investigate the feasibility of using untrained crowd workers from Amazon Mechanical Turk (turkers) to find, label, and assess sidewalk accessibility problems in Google Street View imagery. We report on two studies: Study 1 examines the feasibility of this labeling… CONTINUE READING
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