Traffic21 Researchers Receive IBM Faculty Award

The team of Aaron Steinfeld (Robotics), Anthony Tomasic (ISR), and John
Zimmerman (HCII, Design) from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center on Accessible
Public Transportation ( received a 2010 IBM Faculty
Award to further their collaboration with accessibility colleagues at IBM
Research – Tokyo. The RERC-APT and IBM researchers are working to increase
accessibility to web pages using machine learning techniques, especially
with respect to transportation. For example, a blind person may have
difficulty looking up information about a bus route. The team is exploring
how human interaction, machine learning, and website
markup can help remove such barriers.