App that helps disabled use sidewalks and transportation

When most people hear “Tiramisu,” they think of the delicious, coffee-flavored pastry. But it turns out that tiramisu is actually Italian for “pick-me-up,” which is why Carnegie Mellon’s Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center (RERC) on Accessible Public Transportation developed a bus rider information app called Tiramisu Transit with a $4.6 million, five-year grant. This grant has recently been renewed, giving the researchers and their collaborators at the University at Buffalo, The State University of New York (UB) an additional five years to continue their research on accessible transportation…
Other plans for the new RERC include working with the Traffic21 program at Carnegie Mellon to combine Tiramisu with real-time optimization of paratransit systems and working with the researchers who developed NavPal, which helps blind people navigate through Pittsburgh.