Sidewalk, a wayfinding message syntax for people with a visual impairment

Joey van der Bie, Christina Jaschinski, Somaya Ben Allouch

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Abstract

Traditional turn-by-turn navigation approaches often do not provide sufficiently detailed information to help people with a visual impairment (PVI) to successfully navigate through an urban environment. To provide PVI with clear and supportive navigation information we created Sidewalk, a new wayfinding message syntax for mobile applications. Sidewalk proposes a consistent structure for detailed wayfinding instructions, short instructions and alerts. We tested Sidewalk with six PVI in the urban center of Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Results show that our approach to wayfinding was positively valued by the participants.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationASSETS '19
Subtitle of host publicationthe 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
EditorsJeffrey P. Bigham, Shiri Azenkot, Shaun K. Kane
Place of PublicationNew York, NY, USA
PublisherThe Association for Computing Machinery
Pages609-611
ISBN (Print)9781450366762
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2019
EventThe 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility - The Omni William Penn Hotel , Pittsburgh, United States
Duration: 28 Oct 201930 Oct 2019
Conference number: 21
https://assets19.sigaccess.org

Conference

ConferenceThe 21st International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
Abbreviated titleASSETS 2019
CountryUnited States
CityPittsburgh
Period28/10/1930/10/19
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