Community Engagement Strategies for Crowdsourcing Accessibility Information
Social innovations are increasingly being seen as a way of compensating for insufficiencies of both, state and market to create inclusive and accessible environments. In this paper we explore crowdsourcing accessibility information as a form of social innovation, requiring adequate engagement strategies that fit the skills of the intended group of volunteers and ensure the needed levels of data accuracy and reliability. The tools that were used for crowdsourcing included printed maps, mobile apps for collective tagging, blogs for reflection and visualizations of changing mapping statuses.
KeywordsCrowdsourcing Accessibility information Social innovation
This research has been supported by cap4access, a project funded by the European Commission in the 7th Framework Program.
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