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Kate, Thank you! We are excited for this next stage! I would say that our idea is considered Most Viable. The incentives and funding would help us to refine our user interface/user experience. It will help us to further develop our navigation tool to include some of the added features that users have expressed interest in. The AARP mentorship will help us to connect with many older adults to increase usage and the potential of making a large impact. The research panel and pilot opportunity will help us to conduct a study and test the navigation tool to receive important information about usability. The next steps for us are to improve the user interface and continually test it with users. Development is an ongoing process that involves feedback from users and software developers to make the improvements. The incentives as part of this challenge would be invaluable in advancing our pedestrian navigation tool. The goal after this challenge is to launch in one city and have the foundation to launch in others.

Angela and Kate, Thank you for the recommendation. Valentina, I think it would be great to discuss further. Would you be interested in setting up a video chat or phone call? Please email me on the side and we can arrange. Thanks!

Hi Eldy,
I completely agree with you. Although I often refer to people with disabilities and older adults, our goal is to help all pedestrians of all abilities. When I mention accessibility or people with disabilities, I am talking about universal design. We believe that if you design for the wheelchair user or the person who is completely blind, then you are designing for all (with some exceptions). So if you want to know the best route to walk when wearing heels, our goal is to make that happen because we have already collected the important data for the person who is blind and that data affects you, too.