GPS can help commuters with visual impairments navigate city streets, but directions often fall 30-50 feet short of the destination. Perkins School for the Blind used a Google.org grant to close that GPS gap. BlindWays for iPhone provides micronavigation clues by describing the unique street features of Boston’s 8,000 MBTA bus stops.
Real human benefit
Working directly with real people in the Perkins community helped me design for their specific perspective. With better information about bus stop geography, commuters with visual impairments travel with increased confidence and independence. BlindWays was recognized as a 2017 Webby Honoree