Innovative Practice 2021 on Inclusive Employment and ICT
An indoor navigation system for the blind and visually impaired
In 2014, PoiLabs, a tech start-up based in Istanbul, launched an indoor navigation system to make large and complex spaces such as shopping malls, universities, airports, and museums accessible for users who are blind or visually impaired. The system uses a combination of beacon devices, algorithms, and real time voice-guided navigation on a mobile application, such as phones and tablets, to support users. From 2014 to 2020, PoiLabs has introduced the navigation system in 12 Turkish cities.
“With our indoor navigation people feel safe, are confident, and enjoy themselves.”
|Name of Innovative Practice:||Visually Impaired Navigation System for Indoor Venues|
|Sub-Category||A project related to ICT|