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Creating inclusive smart cities

September 26, 2018View for printing

The aim is to generate new knowledge and tools that define how urban innovation ecosystems - including entrepreneurs, developers, incubators, and accelerators - can create more inclusive apps and technology solutions that impact the lives of all people in cities, including persons with disabilities and older persons.

In 2016, the Smart Cities for All global initiative surveyed more than 250 experts around the world and found that three-fifths of global experts claimed that today's smart cities are failing persons with disabilities because technology solutions are not designed to be accessible and inclusive.

Those same experts saw great potential for existing and emerging technologies like mobile, artificial intelligence, and augmented reality, to help close the enormous digital divide in cities. ... cities-3367
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