4.0 Purpose of this section
This section includes guidelines with various techniques for providing effective navigation instructions and creating inclusive digital navigation services for vision impaired people. Specifically, in this section developers, designers and researchers can find:
- Guidelines with the information that needs to be provided when vision impaired people interact with or confront various elements in their environments, such as entrances, escalators, lifts etc.
- Information about different types of venues or environments, such as a railway or metro station, and the elements that are likely to be features in them.
- Guidelines about functionality that needs to be provided when developing a digital navigation mobile app for vision impaired people.
- In addition to guidelines, this section also includes “Suggestions for further investigation” in future trials. These suggestions have not been tested yet in Wayfindr trials and so are not included as guidelines. They serve as a log of items for evaluation in future trials.
We welcome submissions of research findings, suggestions for future investigation and feedback on existing elements in the Wayfindr Open Standard.
1 Guidelines for various environmental elements
Guidelines about the information that needs to be provided when vision impaired people interact or confront with various elements in their environments, such as entrances, escalators, lifts etc.View Guidelines
2 Guidelines for various types of built-environment
Guidelines about different built-environments, their main characteristics in terms of layout and the potential clues and landmarks that are likely to be used by vision impaired people in these environView Guidelines
3 Guidelines for mobile app development
Guidelines about mobile app features and sound design, along with the open-source Wayfindr Demo mobile appView Guidelines