This project, funded by NIDILRR’s Small Business Innovative Research (SBIR) Phase II program, 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.
Paul Ponchillia, Principal Investigator
Sheri Harding Project Manager and Chief Financial Officer
Kimberly Casey CEO Sendero Group
Charles LaPierre, CTO
Michael May, Advisor
Chris Grabowski, Staff Tester
Sarper Sılaoğlu LoudSteps Boni
Ilkka Pirttimaa BlindSquare Developer
Bernd Gruber President indoo.rs
David Helms Radius Networks
David Young Radius Networks, WikiBeacons developer
Anil Lewis, MPA, Executive Director, NFB Jernigan Institute
Bryan Bashin CEO LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco
M-Enabling Summit 2017, June 13-14, Arlington, VA. Presenting Standards for Navigation Apps and Services, 11:15 - 12:30PM, June 14, Studio F.
NFB National Convention 2017 July 10-15, Orlando, FL
AER International Orientation & Mobility Conference 2017 July 19-22, Pittsburgh, PA. Presenting Emerging Accessible Indoor Navigation Technologies, 3:30 - 4:30PM, July 19, Birmingham Room.