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Portland State University’s College of Education and the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) are excited to reprise this 2nd annual interdisciplinary summit. We invite disability specialists, urban planners, engineers, transportation professionals, students, and community members to discuss the nexus between design, innovation, technology, and access. Themes will examine technological innovations that improve accessibility and wayfinding; smart cities; interdisciplinary approaches for intersections; unequal access to safe roads for those with disabilities who are persons of color; and opportunities for regional coordination across adjacent metropolitan areas, with an emphasis on the Cascadia region.

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General Admission: $130
Students: $45
Refund Policy: All refunds closed Feb 18th, substitutions accepted at no charge.

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Monday, March 11 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Afternoon Breakout: Interactive 3D Printed Maps for Wayfinding

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Recent advances in 3d printing technology have made tactile models more available to individuals who are visually impaired. With grant funding from the National Science Foundation, we have developed and field-tested iOS technology that empowers individuals to modify models by adding audio or text annotations. Using this technology, a modified model can provide voice output or display a description of a model component when it is touched by a user. In this session, we will introduce the 3d printing technology and its application with 3d printed tactile maps for use with individuals with visual impairments.

  • Understand the combination of approaches used at Portland Community College to support users in navigating spaces.
  • Explore the roles and technologies leveraged to create a robust set of options for wayfinding.
  • Gain an understanding of how interactive 3d printed models can provide access to travel environments in comparison with traditional tactile maps.
  • Learn about case uses of customized, interactive 3d printed maps that include wayfinding information most pertinent to the traveler.

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Michael Cantino

Accessibility Specialist, Portland Community College
Michael Cantino is an Accessibility Specialist at Portland Community College and a Student Research Assistant at Portland State University. Before joining PCC in 2017, Michael worked in K-12 special education for 11 years, specializing in supporting students with behavioral challenges... Read More →
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Holly Lawson

Assistant Professor and Coordinator, Portland State University, VIL Program
Holly Lawson, PhD, is the coordinator of the Visually Impaired Learner program. Since 1994, she has worked in the VIL field, beginning as a residential instructor for the Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired and then the Peace Corps in Morocco. Her master’s and PhD are... Read More →

Monday March 11, 2019 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Smith Memorial Student Union (3rd Floor, Room 329) 1825 SW Broadway, Portland, OR 97201, USA