People with disabilities face difficulties to be autonomous and independent because they don’t always have access to information about their environment. Nowadays in the United States there are around 3.2 million people with visual impairment and it is estimated that this figure will continue to grow, reaching 9 million by 2050 according to a study by the University of Southern California Roski Eye Institute, besides, worldwide there are over 253 million people living with visual disabilities, in order all of them be fully included in society their interactions with their surroundings needs to be support by technological means.
Our project is to create accessible and interactive experiences in every corner of the world, and in this opportunity we want to use the platform that city of tomorrow provides us for develop ir on Miami, our cell application empowers people living with disabilities and also, helps everyone's experience gets improve. This system has already above 70,000 downloads and more than 9000 active users on 14 countries -even some of them are Miami residents- which use it for free as permanent assistance.
Our mobile app is available worldwide, use multiple maps databases and preextisting information to navigate cities delivering high-usability services developed directly with people living with disabilities. We have a routing system that by voice messages guides everyone who needs it, giving information about streets, public and private services, public transport, and more. This service also connect with indoor accessibility system in the branches of enterprises that gets our services.
Lazarillo outdoor services, are capable to make that daily journeys for anyone who needs it are fresh, easy and adaptable, because if we are capable to fit to people living with disabilities, then we will be able to makes Miami a city for elderly people, children and every resident.