In an earlier blog we talked about some of the uses of iBeacon technology. In this piece from the BBC, TfL are trialling their use in combination with a smartphone app to provide accurate walking instructions to the visually impaired.
View the video > http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31757593
When we did our research work for Guide Dogs for the Blind a couple of years ago, this kind of application was clearly something that would be of value in supporting wayfinding and travel. It's only now as this technology for accurate indoor location finding becomes more available that such apps can be developed and put into action.
Labels: accessibility, navigation, transport, visual impairment, wayfinding