Our indoor audio navigation system for people who are blind or partially sighted has been launched. It combines the BlindFind smartphone app, developed by visorApps for iOS and Android, with visorBoxes installed throughout a building. It not only lets visitors request helpful audio information on how to get their bearings and navigate inside a building, but also assists them in locating important landmarks such as offices, bathrooms, lifts or stairs. This helps individuals who are blind or partially sighted to explore public buildings independently.
At launch, BlindFind has been installed at two locations in Dresden:
- Dresden Town Hall, Goldene Pforte area. Address: Dr.-Külz-Ring 19, D-01067 Dresden, Germany
- Begegnungsstätte der Kreisorganisation Dresden im Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband Sachsen e.V. (community centre of the German Federation of the Blind and Partially Sighted, Dresden district). Address: Strehlener Straße 24, D-01069 Dresden, Germany
Additional locations will be added in future. If you would like to install visorBoxes in your building or organisation, please contact Dr. Jan Blüher
Development of visorBoxes and BlindFind app has been funded by the Economic Development Office of the state capital of Saxony, Dresden.