A Study on Connection of Facility DB for People with Disability to Smartphone for Location and Voice Recognition and QR Code Recognition and to Navigation

Sung-Yong Yang; Dea-Woo Park
April 2014
International Journal of Digital Content Technology & its Applic;Apr2014, Vol. 8 Issue 2, p157
Academic Journal
The number of people with a disability registered in the Korea's Ministry of Health and Welfare is more than 2.5 million in 2010, and approximately 2.51 million as of late 2012. In consideration of potential disabilities led by aging which is in fast progress in Korea, the number of people with a disability will further increase. It is necessary to study the method of enabling people with a disability to easily access facilities and of using facilities for people with a disability, in order to comply with the Disability Discrimination Act (DDA) which is enforced in Korea. In this study, a smartphone recently used more and more is used to develop a smartphone which can recognize locations, voice and the QR code for enabling people with a disability to recognize them. The developed smartphone for people with a disability is connected to a database established as a facility for people with a disability, and to the navigation system in the wheelchair accessible call taxis, to enable the disability database to be used. This study will contribute to observing the Disability Discrimination Act of Korea, and improving the national welfare system by enhancing the disability care services.


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