University at Buffalo: Heamchand Subryan

Interactive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired

Touch-Responsive Wayfinding for the Visually Impaired

The Last Mile

For the blind and visually impaired, wayfinding in public places is getting easier thanks to new touch-responsive talking maps and models.

Imagine arriving at an unfamiliar school building for the first time. You need to navigate a complex maze of rooms, corridors, stairwells, and spaces to find the classroom or office that is your final destination—all in a concentrated period of time.

Now imagine you are blind.

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