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.

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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 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!

Want to know how indoor audio navigation works?

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, Other

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.

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Blog, Open Standard

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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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, to help transform and further develop our Open Standard by continuing trials in a range of environments across the UK.

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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