Accessible Indoor Navigation

Abstract

This research focuses on designing an indoor navigation application for disabled users. Outdoor navigation systems make use of GPS satellites to locate users; this same technique, however, is not reliable enough for indoor way-finding. Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS) exist but rely on complex and expensive networks. Described here is a new approach towards such indoor navigation, reporting on research related to the interactions and user experiences involved in locating a user within a building. Interactions are customized to suit the needs of individual users when way-finding helping to ensure that the tool is both usable and accessible by users of varying abilities.

Publication
Proceedings of the 12th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility
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Kyle Montague
Lecturer in Human-Computer Interaction