Wayfindr Audio Navigation Support
How Wayfindr can help you make your space more accessible
Wayfindr’s aim is to empower vision impaired people to travel confidently, spontaneously, and independently, using accessible audio navigation services. We provide consultancy support to help you understand, test, and deploy this transformational technology.
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 experience how digital wayfinding can make your estate more accessible and inclusive.
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 and 72% of users would prefer to use public transit over private car.
Click here for the report on this landmark trial that shows that a highly accurate alternative to a beacon-only approach will transform public services for people with vision impairment.
Click here to read our guide of things to consider when looking to install an audio wayfinding system in your building.
Read on to find out more about the benefits of audio navigation and why Wayfindr is your ideal partner to develop an accessible audio navigation system. When you are ready to experience this transformational technology or you want to find out more Contact Us.
The Benefits of Audio Navigation
Audio Navigation is a cutting-edge accessibility solution that will make it possible for people with vision impairments to independently access and use your building or space, recognised in the BSI Design of an accessible and inclusive built environment standard (BSI 8300 Part 2).
In the UK alone, £240 billion a year goes unspent because people with disabilities cannot access the products and services they need and want to buy. Audio navigation will make it possible for more people to access your built environment and spend their money.
Audio Navigation can be provided in a range of different languages, meeting the needs of a wide range of users. It can be used to provide tailored augmented reality guidance to users with different needs, e.g. directing a wheelchair user along a step-free route.
As well as meeting the needs of persons with disabilities, audio navigation improves the wayfinding experience for all users. It can improve the flow of people through space, reducing stress and overcrowding and thereby improving the overall customer experience.Tell me more about audio navigation
At Wayfindr, we work hand in hand with our partners, adapting our support around your exact in-house capabilities and needs. Our most common services are listed below.
- Beacon scoping and mapping
- Bluetooth Beacon and demo mobile application configuration
- Creation of audio navigation instructions in compliance with ITU-T F.921
- Facilitation of live audio navigation trials
- User recruitment for testing
- User research design and execution
- Consultancy support for full public deployment
We have piloted audio navigation systems all over the world, working with a wide range of venues and partners. Our expert team will support you at every stage of the process, from mapping and scoping your venue to in-depth reporting and evaluation.
Wayfindr has significant expertise in audio navigation, having run successful trials in London (in partnership with TfL), Australia, Norway, Spain, and Italy.
When needed, we can also bring in partners from the Wayfindr Community to provide additional support and expertise.Ready to get started?