Title

Americans with Disabilities Act - Compliance Assessment Toolkit on Smartphone

Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Language

eng

Format of Original

10 p.

Publication Date

7-2012

Publisher

Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Source Publication

2012 IEEE 36th Computer Software and Applications Conference Workshops (COMPSACW)

Source ISSN

978-0-7695-4736-7

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1109/COMPSAC.2012.65

Abstract

The Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) and other accessibility standards specify the requirements for assessing the architectural barriers for the built environment. And, the ADA -- Compliance Assessment Toolkit (ADACAT)provides simple pass-fail assessments of those requirements. Measurement Kit is the principal component of the ADACAT, which consists of various measuring instruments like, measuring tape, sound-level meter, light-level meter, magic slope block, etc. In this essay, we show that most of the instruments in the Measurement Kit can be effectively implemented as a software application on a smartphone equipped with sensors like, accelerometer, gyroscope, and microphone. Detailed algorithms have been presented and the experimental results show that an iPhone or iPod Touch 4:0 application can serve as measuring tape, sound-level meter, as well as slope meter, making the ADACAT both cheaper and more portable.

Comments

published as part of the proceedings of the conference, 2012 IEEE 36th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 2012: 442-451. DOI.