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Digital Information

Advancing Tactile Graphics: A Glimpse into the Future of Dynamic Tactile Displays

Hello, Inclusive Design Community, At Gateway Navigation, we are excited to share some remarkable developments in the world of digital tactile graphics. These innovations are particularly groundbreaking for the millions of students who are blind or partially sighted worldwide. As we continue to strive for more inclusive and accessible technology, we are delighted to draw […]

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Built Environment Review Transportation

Navigating the Pros and Cons of Floating Bus Stop Design

Floating Bus Stops: An ExplorationEditor’s Note: In this post, we delve into the advantages and challenges of Floating Bus Stops, considering their impact on accessibility and drawing from my personal experience as an individual with a disability. To begin, let’s clarify what a Floating Bus Stop entails: it’s a design solution that incorporates a bus […]

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Built Environment Digital Information Review

Gateway Navigation’s Inclusive Design Community

Creating an Inclusive World:Editor’s Note: Blog Post follows this time-sensitive volunteer opportunity for individuals who are blind or partially sighted and are involved in monitoring or trading in the stock market. Posted on July 14, 2023. My name is Jano Fu, a Master’s student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at McGill University, […]

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Built Environment Innovation Uncategorized

Review: Goodmaps Explore Indoor Navigation App

Enhancing Independent Indoor Travel for People with Vision Loss For people who are blind or low vision, navigating unfamiliar or complex indoor spaces can be a challenging task. However, over the last few years, there has been an emergence of location-based indoor wayfinding technology that has the potential to revolutionize how people with vision loss […]

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Digital Information Uncategorized

Year in Review and Outlook for 2023

New Way to See Digital Graphics via Internet Multimodal Access to Graphical Exploration (IMAGE) Hello, IMAGE Community! This is Cyan Kuo, Usability Research Lead of the IMAGE Project (https://image.a11y.mcgill.ca). Thank you again for all your help and support this past year. Your contribution is critical to our research and we hope that we can continue […]

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Built Environment Innovation Transportation

Accessible Digital Wayfinding

Making Complicated Transit Hubs Easier to NavigateIn our role  as a social impact company. Gateway Navigation CCC Ltd. has been promoting the technology of accessible digital augmented reality (AR) wayfinding since 2017. Which is why we are so excited with the ground-breaking work being implemented by tech start up companies, Waymap, Accessibuild and Goodmaps. Using […]

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Digital Information Innovation Internet

A11Y (Internet Accessibility)

Ground-breaking Web Graphics Technology Launches at CSUN 2022, North America’s Largest Assistive Technology ConferenceAnaheim— March 16, 2022 — Today at the CSUN 2022 Imagine trying to visit a web page full of interesting and informative graphics if you couldn’t see. You would get the text read out to you with a screen-reader, but descriptions of […]

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New Assistive Tech Coming 2022

Robotics and Chrome Browser Extension Come to IMAGENew Year’s Day signifies the start of the final quarter for the funding of the IMAGE Project by Innovation Science Economic Development Canada. In which the researchers at the Shared Reality Lab at McGill University are in high gear to complete the initial version of IMAGE and supporting […]

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Event Innovation

Join Us at #NFB21 With Our IMAGE Project Partners

Making internet graphics accessible through rich audio and touchWelcome! This project is carried out by McGill University’s Shared Reality Lab (SRL), in strategic partnership with Gateway Navigation CCC Ltd and the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) the largest member-based organization of blind consumers in Canada. The project is funded by Innovation Science Economic Development Canada through the Assistive Technology Program. The […]

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Internet News Project

Influencing Change Begins with Participation

McGill Shared Reality Lab Is Recruiting Users of the Internet Who Are Blind, Deaf-Blind or Low Vision to Participate in the IMAGE ProjectMcGill University in Partnership with Gateway Navigation CCC Ltd and the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB) is seeking individuals with lived experience to participate in the planning, design, testing and trialing of […]