The Importance of Indoor Positioning Systems for Visually Impaired People
Nobody wants to make their location unusable for people through oversight or careless design, but, sadly, it does happen. This affects both disabled people’s experience and the location-owner’s reputation. One solution to this ongoing problem is Indoor Positioning Systems (IPS). Our app, RightHear, is an app for visually impaired people that provide navigational information in various indoor and outdoor spaces. The app acts as a virtual directory for users, directing them through locations with audio cues (such as ‘reception is 20 feet ahead to the left’ or ‘exit is 50 feet ahead’). Users can point their phone in a specific direction to learn what’s in front of them. For more information visit