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
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 implement a consistent standard across wayfinding systems.
We believed that 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 does just that.
Read on to learn more about how audio navigation works.
How the open standard can help you
Our Open Standard gives you the tools to create inclusive and consistent experiences for your vision impaired customers. From transport networks and shopping centres, to hospitals and any other indoor space - we can help.
Wayfindr delivered a highly successful trial in Los Angeles, California, USA in 2019. By combining our open standard with an advanced beacon-less technology we showed that 95% of users would be more likely to use public transit services.Find out more
Audio navigation in action for a severely sight impaired user
Today we would like to share with you a video from our recent trial in the Las Arenas Shopping Centre in Barcelona. This shows a severely sight-impaired user using the Wayfindr demo app to find their way around the shopping centre.
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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