We are an award-winning social tech non-profit, with ambitions to help the world's 285 million blind people navigate indoor environments independently.

Our mission is to empower vision impaired people to travel independently, through inclusive and accessible audio navigation. Formed in 2015 and based in London, we have developed the world's first internationally-approved standard for accessible audio navigation.

Explore the Open Standard

Our mission


Emerging indoor navigation technologies hold the key to a revolution in independent navigation for blind and partially sighted people. In order to achieve the greatest impact globally, we need to develop a consistent standard across wayfinding systems.

This will truly open up a world where vision impaired people are no longer held back by their sight loss, removing barriers to employment, to meeting friends and family and engaging in their community.

The internationally-recognised Wayfindr Open Standard aims to do just that.

What people say

The first time testing (Wayfindr) at Pimlico was like we were just ‘normal people’ - well - we are normal people but we were just able to travel on our own through a station, without another human being there to help us. I like to travel, so being able to travel through Euston station alone would be incredible. - Courtney Nugent

Wayfindr Community


We want to see audio wayfinding solutions implemented across the world, in transport networks, shopping centres, hospitals and other places. We can’t do this alone. Through the Wayfindr Community, we are uniting venue owners, digital navigation services, experts in vision impairment and other interested parties.

Learn more about the Wayfindr Community

News and Blog


News

Wayfindr’s audio navigation trial at Las Arenas, Barcelona

In November 2017, we carried out an audio navigation trial in the Las Arenas Shopping Centre in Barcelona. This video shows Wayfindr-compliant audio navigation in action and how it could change the lives of blind and vision impaired people all over the world.

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News, Open Standard

Wayfindr receives £300,000 from Big Lottery Fund to help vision impaired people travel independently

Wayfindr has received £300,000 from the Big Lottery Fund, the largest funder of community activity in the UK. We will be using National Lottery funding to help transform and further develop our Open Standard by continuing trials in a range of environments (such as transport, shopping centres, and hospitals) across the UK.

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Guest Blog

Why openness is key to the Wayfindr Open Standard

An open standard provides startups, and social enterprises, with an opportunity to empower communities from around the world - by...

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