OpenSidewalks is led by the Taskar Center for Accessible Technology (TCAT) at the University of Washington, whose mission is to develop and deploy technologies that improve quality of life for people with disabilities.
Urban@UW, a partnering University of Washington coalition, has fostered long-term partnerships with key leaders and stakeholders to prioritize urgent urban challenges and support equitable urban growth.
We are also thrilled to partner with Feet First, the only pedestrian advocacy group operating in Washington State, promoting community engagement in pedestrian ways and supporting projects like Safe Routes to School.
The University of Washington's eScience Institute provided an opportunity for the OpenSidewalks project to develop as a part of their Data Science for Social Good program that took place in the summer of 2016. Through this program, an interdisciplinary team of project leads, data scientists, and student fellows spent 10 weeks pushing the project forward.
Vaughn Iverson (primary)
Bryna Hazelton (secondary)