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Indoor Navigation 2023

Date & Time
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 1:20 PM PST  
Grand CD  
The latest advancements in indoor navigation and mapping technologies aim to address the challenges of navigating without print signs in the day-to-day indoor way-finding tasks faced by people who are blind or visually impaired. Since the built environment is designed for those with vision, both indoor and outdoor environments contain a well-organized set of printed or icon-based signs to aid in navigation. Print signage is, of course, not accessible to people who are blind. Fortunately, improvements in accessible outdoor navigation became more accessible with the development of GPS devices starting in 2000 and with the introduction of several accessible iPhone and Android apps in the past few years. Unfortunately, GPS signals are blocked inside large buildings, such as airports, sports arenas, shopping malls, and the like, leaving people who are blind or visually impaired without any non-visual options for indoor navigation where there is no GPS.  
  • Disability Specific
  • Research & Development
  • Marketing
  • Administration & Business Support
  • Transportation
Audience Level
Session Summary (Abstract)
Emerging indoor navigation technologies are making buildings and public venues accessible to people who are blind. From basic orientation to step-by-step directions, indoor navigation technology provides the ability to discover and explore.  
Primary Topic
Secondary Topics
  • Cognitive & Learning Disabilities
  • Digital Accessibility
  • Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), & Cross/Mixed Reality (XR)
Session Type
General Track  


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