Creating Standardized 3D Digital Maps for Inclusive Audio-Based Wayfinding

Create Indoor Mapping  (IMDF) enabling a generalized, yet comprehensive data model for any indoor location, creating a basis for orientation, navigation, and discovery. In which compatible accessible digital map apps functions are meaningfully labelled, and they can be operated by gesture or voice. The map’s information is presented in digital text. Supporting audio, braille, and adjustable font size and colour options. Click here to learn more.

Inclusive Audio-Based Navigation Networks North American Standard

It’s about ideas, large and small, that keep us connected, that help us move, that spark even bigger ideas. The Consumer Technology Association (CTA)® convenes companies of every size and specialty in the technology industry to move us all forward.

CTA is the trade association representing the $398 billion U.S. consumer technology industry, which supports more than 15 million U.S. jobs.

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Accessible Indoor and Outdoor Wayfinding Networks Global Standard

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) is an agency of the United Nations (UN) whose purpose is to coordinate telecommunication operations and services throughout the world. Originally founded in 1865, as the International Telegraph Union, the ITU is the oldest existing international organization. ITU headquarters are in Geneva, Switzerland.

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Educational Seminar Series: Enhancing Accessibility One Building at a Time

Introduction
Educational Seminar’s view indoor wayfinding through a disability lens, focused on sustainability, accessibility and inclusion.
ACA the Accessible Canada Act received Royal Assent June 21, 2019. ACA marks a paradigm shift in our understanding of, and attitude towards disability. No longer do we view disability as a medical condition, or a circumstance to be alleviated through acts of charity or welfare programs, rather it is now seen as a social phenomenon that results from the interaction of a person with an environment that, through its design, denies that person the opportunity of full participation in society.
However, technology is emerging that will give low and no vision building users access to site specific information for interior navigation using their smart phone. Unlike GPS for which the satellite infrastructure had been previously developed by various space agencies and national governments, interior navigation networks must be developed one building at a time,
Seminars provide an overview of the current state of this technology and the protocols being developed to ensure a seamless interface and consistent experience for users, whatever building they may be trying to access anywhere in Canada. Authorities having jurisdiction, building owners and designers will learn what role they can play in advancing this technology and hence improving accessibility in their buildings. Attendees will have the opportunity to try the technology for themselves.
Recent Seminars
Public Services Procurement Canada / PSPC National Accessibility Awareness Week. Zoom Seminar June 4, 2020.
What is PSPC National Accessibility Awareness Week?
The main focus is on the issues of education, Transportation, Housing, Employment, and Recreation. National Access Awareness Week is intended to raise public awareness of the barriers, to encourage communities to assess the level of accessibility in their jurisdiction, and to plan for the removal of barriers.
Buildex Vancouver February 14, 2019
What is Buildex?
BUILDEX is the voice of the building industry today, and the vision of its future. This exciting event – the largest in Western Canada – brings together talent from across industry to interact, learn and discover the newest innovations of a market in constant transformation.
BUILDEX Vancouver is an event that enables Architecture & Design, Construction, and Property Management professionals to immerse themselves in dialogue and build community, providing a meaningful platform for industry advancement.
Recent Seminar Speakers
Jim Taggart FRAIC, Editor, Sustainable Architecture & Building, SABMag; Director, Gateway Navigation
Albert Ruel, facilitates and educates, organizations, groups, and individuals. Regarding the independence tools available to people who are blind, deaf-blind, or visually impaired.
Jeff Godfrey, Lead Developer, Accessibuild platform. Jeff is a marketing, web design and development consultant that has been involved in start-ups and the digital economy for over 15 years.
Brian Bibeault is a member of the Canadian Council of the Blind and regular contributor to their Get Together with Technology program. Brian has also done extensive beta testing of the Accessibuild app.
David Brun, Founder & Director, Gateway Navigation
For More Information and to Book an Educational Series Seminar:
Contact partners@gnc3.com

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