Year: 2017

Making SMART Cities Accessible for Persons with Disabilities

on: March 24, 2017In: Community Persons with disabilities have often been neglected and excluded from the various plans, schemes and campaigns of the Government. A case in point is the SMART Cities Mission that has hardly any mention of accessibility for persons with disabilities. More importantly, with technology being the cornerstone of the SMART Cities initiative, the already existing […]

Accessible Smart Cities Initiative

By Panagiotis Tsarchopoulos on 6 February 2017. Posted in Intelligent Cities / Smart Cities G3ict – the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies – and World Enabled teamed up to create the Defining Accessible Smart Cities Initiative. Sponsored by Microsoft, the initiative’s goal is to increase awareness of the role that accessible technology […]

Urban infrastructures should be visually-impaired- friendly

The city planners underscored the need for installation of visually-impaired-friendly infrastructure in urban development projects. Participating in a workshop held at Bhubaneswar, the Development Commissioner-cum-Additional Chief Secretary � Dr. R. Balakrishnan said  “there should be ramps, machines and smart features for visually challenged persons in all new infrastructure projects to come up in the city […]