Developing a navigation aid for the frail and visually impaired

P. Engelbrektsson, Marianne Karlsson, Blaithin Gallagher, Heather Hunter, Helen Petrie, Anne-Marie O'Neill

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This paper describes the development of a new navigational aid for the frail, elderly, and visually impaired person. The users were involved both in the user requirements study and in the evaluation of different prototypes. The results show that the users were able to provide information on their current aid, the use situation, and their preference regarding different solutions, but they had difficulties to provide the detailed answers on technical solutions required by the technical development team. Further, prototype evaluations with users enabled the technical team to understand the users and their use situation
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)194-201
JournalUniversal Access in the Information Society
Issue number3-4
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004


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