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.
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 Wayfindr can help you understand how to deploy indoor navigation technology in your estate, and about our eLearning courses for audio navigation!
Wayfindr's Audio Based Navigation eLearning Course
We have developed the world's first eLearning course on accessible audio based navigation. Take the course and get certified in accessible digital navigation!
The course explains the user experience requirements of an audio navigation system to make it accessible for people with sight loss and will teach you how to roll out this cutting edge accessibility technology across the built environment.
The course is delivered through the ITU Academy Platform.Click here to find out more
How Wayfindr can support 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. Through our on-site trials and consultancy we will work together with you to understand how digital wayfinding can make your estate accessible.
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
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.
The Wayfindr Community
News and Blog
Wayfindr’s eLearning Course Launches
We are delighted to announce the launch of our eLearning Course on accessible audio navigation, delivered in partnership with the ITU Academy.
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.
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, to help transform and further develop our Open Standard by continuing trials in a range of environments across the UK.
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