[Irl-dean] Use of GPS systems by vision-impaired users? Location information

Tim Culhane tim.culhane at criticalpath.net
Tue Dec 12 08:09:23 GMT 2006


The only  off the shelf gps system that I know blind people are using is way

This is a subscription based service which runs on mobile phones.

If the phone has speech software on it, such as Talks,  then Way Finder is

Other gps systems  are completely useless unless the interface and feedback
to the user is accessible.


-----Original Message-----
From: irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie
[mailto:irl-dean-admin at list.eeng.dcu.ie] On Behalf Of Claude Saulnier
Sent: 11 December 2006 17:30
To: irl-dean at list.eeng.dcu.ie
Subject: RE: [Irl-dean] Use of GPS systems by vision-impaired users?
Location information

I know my way around Dublin, but I do not know all street names. I supposed
it would help if Dublin streets were properly labelled. I was very impressed
when I dropped Gerry in town after the conference last week. I missed a
turned and I believe he was re-assured that we were on the right track  when
he turned on his GPS to give me directions.


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