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Re: Introducing myself and the project AccessibleMaps

From: Sebastian Felix Zappe <sebastian@sozialhelden.de>
Date: Tue, 21 Jul 2020 16:39:26 +0200
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To: Claudia Loitsch <claudia.loitsch@tu-dresden.de>
Hi Claudia,

Thanks for your interest, our goals seem to be very similar :)

I’d be happy to have a call so we can figure out how to align our efforts! You should have a separate mail with my phone number.

All the best,
Sebastian

> On 17. Jul 2020, at 16:22, Claudia Loitsch <claudia.loitsch@tu-dresden.de> wrote:
> 
> Dear all,
> 
> I am Claudia Loitsch, a postdoctoral researcher in HCI with a particular interest in digital accessibility and universal design thinking. In our HCI research group led by Prof. Gerhard Weber at the Dresden University of Technology, we have built up a strong expertise in the area mobility of people with disabilities. Our research interest especially lies in the field of indoors to support navigation and orientation in buildings.
> 
> I would like to introduce our project AccessibleMaps to this mailing list. The project is a cooperation between the Technische Universität Dresden and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology and is funded by the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (BMAS) until September 2022.
> 
> In the project AccessibleMaps, we address the fundamental gap that indoor maps are hardly available and standards to make indoor maps available, perceivable, usable, understandable and robust to people belonging to a population with the widest range of capabilities are still missing. To address this problem, we are going to develop tools to support the indoor mapping process by semi-automatic methods. More specifically, we pursue the objective to extracted spatial data from buildings plans (e.g. escape plans, architectural drawings, etc.) and translate the data into OpenStreetMap data format (i.e. Simple Indoor Tagging, SIT). A particular challenge is to model spatial and accessibility-related information of buildings. I believe, this working group is a great place to share ideas about the data modelling. We would be pleased to get to know you and the objectives of this working group better and to brainstorm if and how we can contribute
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> 
> Claudia Loitsch
> 
> 
> More information about the project:  http://accessiblemaps.de/ <http://accessiblemaps.de/>
> OSM wiki page:  https://wiki..openstreetmap.org/wiki/Accessible_Maps <https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Accessible_Maps>
> 
> Cooperation partner:  The project AccessibleMaps is a cooperation between the Technische Universität Dresden (Chair for Human-Computer Interaction) and the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (Study Centre for the Visually Impaired – SZS).
> Link to the Chair for Human-Computer Interaction at TU Dresden: https://tu-dresden.de/ing/informatik/ai/mci <https://tu-dresden.de/ing/informatik/ai/mci>
> Link to the Study Centre for the Visually Impaired (SZS) at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology: https://www.szs.kit.edu/index.php <https://www.szs.kit.edu/index.php>
> 
> 
> --
> 
> Dr.-Ing. Claudia Loitsch
> Postdoc
> 
> Technische Universität Dresden
> Faculty of Computer Science
> Institute of Applied Computer Science
> Chair of Human-Computer Interaction
> 01062 Dresden
> 
> Tel.: +49 (351) 463-42027
> Fax: +49 (351) 463-38491
> E-Mail: claudia.loitsch@tu-dresden.de <mailto:claudia.loitsch@tu-dresden.de>

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