Document Type

Conference Proceeding



Format of Original

10 p.

Publication Date



Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE)

Source Publication

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

Source ISSN


Original Item ID

doi: 10.1109/COMPSAC.2012.65


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.


Accepted version. Published as part of the proceedings of the conference, 2012 IEEE 36th Annual Computer Software and Applications Conference (COMPSAC), 2012: 442-451. DOI. © 2012 The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. Used with permission.

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