Assessment of indoor route-finding technology for people who are visually impaired

Amy A. Kalia, Gordon E. Legge, Rudrava Roy, Advait Ogale

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Abstract

This study investigated navigation with route instructions generated by digital-map software and synthetic speech. The participants, either visually impaired or sighted wearing blindfolds, successfully located rooms in an unfamiliar building. Users with visual impairments demonstrated better route-finding performance when the technology provided distance information in the number of steps, rather than in the walking time or number of feet.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)135-147
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Visual Impairment and Blindness
Volume104
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

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