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A few days ago Wired published a great article about Wayfinder, a system that will guide visually impaired people. The first trial was made in London’s Pimlico Station. They placed the small radios in strategic locations of the London Underground stop to triangulate the location of anyone using Wayfindr, a digital navigation system designed to guide the visually impaired using audio directions. Wayfindr worked so well that Wayfindr became an independent company and recently received a $1 million grant from Google.org to expand its trial at Pimlico.
For those who want to read the full article, here´s the link: http://www.wired.com/2015/12/wayfindr-wants-to-create-a-standards-manual-for-audio-navigation/
1. Are you visually impaired? The range can go from serious visual limitations to totally blind.
2. Does your disability interfere with your ability to move around on your own?
3. Some disabilities complicate your independence a lot, while others allow you to live an almost normal life. Being blind is quite complicated when you have to move around without help. Wayfindr seems to be a great project to guide visually impaired people through smart technology. Do you know any other similar system to guide visually impaired people?
4. Wayfindr's impact might go far beyond the London Underground. It could become an integrated option in something like Google Maps. After a while, everyone - not just the visually impaired - will be able to enjoy the benefits of digital voice guidance. No doubt the GPS already does a lot for you, but it is pointless when you get to your destination and don´t know how to find your way through it, like big airports, subways, big malls, etc. Do you find this idea will be helpful for you?
5. Does the company you work for hire people with disabilities?