Anat Caspi, director of the University of Washington’s Computer Science and Engineering’s Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, right, and graduate student Nick Bolten stand in front of an example of how the program they developed can help people with a handicap navigate around Seattle showing the best routes to a destination. It also alerts people to the best way to reroute around a closed street or sidewalk.  (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
Anat Caspi, director of the University of Washington's Computer Science and Engineering's Taskar Center for Accessible Technology, right, and graduate student Nick Bolten developed a program to help people with handicaps. (Mike Siegel/The Seattle Times)
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Free trip planner helps pedestrians navigate Seattle maze of hills, construction

A University of Washington team has designed a free trip planner for pedestrians — one that takes into account how steep hills are and whether sidewalks have curb-ramps to make them wheelchair-accessible. Updated

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