APH continues to work with researchers at Portland State University (PSU) to learn more about wayfinding and “seamless” indoor-outdoor navigation for people with visual impairments. On December 8 and 9, APH staff Elizabeth Schaller and Denise Snow will travel to the PSU campus to assist with the route-based navigation study. Participants will rely on two types of wayfinding tools—tactile maps and navigation apps—to navigate real world travel scenarios. Students from Washington State School for the Blind will be among the study participants.
APH is credited as a collaborator on the research project’s recently published, peer-reviewed article, “Wayfinding Tools for People With Visual Impairments in Real-World Settings: A Literature Review of Recent Studies.” You can download the article from the Frontiers in Education website.
This research is funded in part by a grant from the National Institute for Transportation and Communities (NITC), a program of the Transportation Research and Education Center (TREC) at PSU.
If you live in or around Portland, Oregon, and know of any visually impaired individuals who might be interested in participating in our study, please reach out to Dr. Amy Parker at email@example.com.