Accessible Environmental Information Application for Individuals with Visual Impairments

This project 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.

Project Goals

  1. Evaluate the leading indoor navigation techniques to assess synergistic technological capabilities
  2. Continue development of the AEI application to incorporate Phase 1 feedback and refine interface
  3. Incorporate additional third party beacon databases
  4. Create an open source beacon sharing standard and database
  5. Analyze the success of the developed application in real world situations

Key Personnel

Michael May, Principal Investigator

Charles LaPierre, CTO

Cara Quinn, Sendero's supporting software engineer

Gil Lutz, Staff Tester

Sheri Harding is Sendero's Chief Financial Officer

Kimberly Casey is Sendero's GPS Training Coordinator and Marketing Manager.

Sarper Sılaoğlu Loud Steps Boni

Ilkka Pirttimaa BlindSquare Developer

Rainer Wolfsberger CEO

David Helms Radius Networks

Anil Lewis, MPA, Executive Director, NFB Jernigan Institute

Tony Olivero

Bryan Bashin CEO LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco