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Assessment of Indoor Route-finding Technology for People Who Are Visually Impaired (Online)

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Abstract: This study investigated navigation with route instructions generated by digital-map software and synthetic speech. The participants, either visually impaired or sighted wearing blindfolds, successfully located rooms in an unfamiliar building. Users with visual impairments demonstrated better route-finding performance when the technology provided distance information in the number of steps, rather than in the walking time or number of feet.

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ISBN: jvib040303
Year of publication: 2010
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