November 19, 2014

A 3-D, talking map for the blind (and everyone else)

Touch-responsive maps bring interactive wayfinding to a new level, providing independence to the visually impaired

These maps are made for talking. And touching. And they’re beautiful, too.
In partnership with Touch Graphics Inc., developers at the University at Buffalo’s Center for Inclusive
Design and Environmental Access (IDeA Center) have built and tested a new kind of interactive wayfinder: 3-D maps that vocalize building information and directions when touched.