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NAAW2024 Post 5: Gateway Navigation and Living Accessibility Lab Model

Living Accessibility Labs: Innovating Inclusive Spaces Introduction to Living Accessibility Labs Living Accessibility Labs are dynamic environments where innovative accessibility solutions are tested and refined. These labs are set up in real-world settings, such as public spaces, workplaces, and schools, allowing researchers and developers to observe and improve how accessible technologies perform in everyday situations. […]

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NAAW2024 Post 4: Gateway Navigation and Buy Social Canada

Gateway Navigation: Social Procurement Supplier Introduction to Buy Social Canada Buy Social Canada is a forward-thinking program that supports social enterprise businesses that focus on making a positive social impact alongside earning profit. By encouraging organizations to purchase goods and services from social enterprises, Buy Social Canada helps to drive positive social change and build […]

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Digital Information Innovation

NAAW2024 Post 2: Camera Vision, Smartphones, and Wearables 

Camera Vision – Transforming Accessibility  Introduction to Camera Vision Technology  One of the most exciting recent developments is camera vision. This technology, using smartphones and other devices with smart cameras, assists people who are blind, deafblind, and partially sighted to explore and navigate more effectively and independently.  For simplicity, we will refer to all accessibility […]

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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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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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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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CF Pacific Centre Mall: Inclusive Audio-Based Indoor Navigation Pilot

In 2021, A New Inclusive Shopping Experience is Coming to CF Pacific Centre in Downtown VancouverSmartphone users will be able to navigate the interior of Cadillac Fairview’s CF Pacific Centre using an interactive app called Accessibuild. Jeff Godfrey, the app developer, explains, “users will be able to complete journeys in real time or virtually. The […]

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Awareness Innovation Service

Gateway Navigation: Inclusive Audio-Based Navigation Systems

Who We Are and What We DoGateway Navigation CCC Limited is a unique social enterprise based in North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Bringing together social innovation and for-profit sustainability. Founded in 2017 by individuals and organizations that share a lived experience in disability and a passion to make a difference in their community. Our social […]

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Innovation New Product 2020 IABN Service

LiDAR 3D Indoor Mapping: Inclusive Audio-Based Navigation Systems

3D Indoor Mapping the Evolution of Inclusive Augmented RealityNo matter whether you are a manager or customer at a venue. Being able to have people efficiently and safely reach a destination represents an economic and service value. Providing the opportunity to inform people about their surroundings and the choices available. The power of the digital […]