This project, funded by NIDILRR’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II program, is developing a scalable Accessible Environmental Information Application (AEI) with seamless outdoor to indoor navigation and a unified beacon database for people with visual disabilities. This application provides indoor orientation information to assist and navigating indoor public spaces including malls, airports, conference venues and baseball stadiums. This project is expanding existing outdoor navigation systems with this AEI that provides orientation and location information indoors where GPS is unavailable.
Paul Ponchillia, Principal Investigator
Sheri Harding Project Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Kimberly Casey CEO Sendero Group
Charles LaPierre, CTO
Michael May, Advisor
Chris Grabowski, Staff Tester
Sarper Sılaoğlu LoudSteps Boni
Paul Colgan LoudSteps Boni
Ilkka Pirttimaa BlindSquare Developer
Bernd Gruber President indoo.rs
David Helms Radius Networks
David Young Radius Networks, WikiBeacons developer
Luke Scriven, Chicago Lighthouse for the Blind
Anil Lewis, MPA, Executive Director, NFB Jernigan Institute
Bryan Bashin CEO LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco
M-Enabling Summit June 11 - 13, Arlington, VA. We will be participating on the panel "Indoor Navigation and Remote Visual Support Services" on Tuesday June 12 from 11:00AM - 12:15PM in Studio A.
AER International Conference 2018 July 25 - 29, Reno, NV. We will be presenting "Developing an Accessible Indoor Navigation Application: Perceptions of 785 Legally Blind adults" on Saturday July 28 from 10:00 - 11:00AM in Naples 6.
Envision Convention 2018, August 22-25, Wichita, KS. We will be presenting "The Future of Indoor Navigation for the Visually Impaired is Now!"
Accessible Audio Indoor Navigation February 9, Vancouver, Canada.