Accessible, open and user-generated location information
Talking-Points is a community-driven project trying to make user-generated contextual information about our environment (stores, sights, obstacles, buildings, anything, ...) accessible to especially visually impaired people, but really to everybody that's interested.
We are building an open source database where users will be able to easily contribute information about the locations they know about. People can use off-the-shelf mobile phones, to detect locations through GPS coordinates or Bluetooth beacons, and get to know listen to what kind of relevant information other people have to share about each location, through an accessible speech user interface.
It's like a layer of user-generated information on top of reality.
With a little funding we would be able to sustain development over the summer and work on getting the online database into public beta state.
You can read more about the project at: talking-points.org