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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 Project McGill 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 […]

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#NAW: National Accessibility Week and our New Initiatives

Working Together to Remove Barriers At Gateway Navigation we live and breathe inclusion, accessibility, and sustainability 365 days of the year. National Accessibility Week #NAW. Reminds us to take this moment to share with everyone. The exciting initiatives we are partnering to create a Barrier Free Canada as imagined  by persons who live disability everyday. […]

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Access Radio’s SoapBox Interview

60-Minute Podcast: discover Everything you need to know about digital indoor navigation Well, maybe not everything, but without a doubt many of the high points to give a good understanding of the technology and the far-reaching benefits it offers in creating inclusive and welcoming venues for everyone. Join Access Radio’s, Soapbox host extraordinaire Amy Amantea […]

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Inclusive Audio-Based Indoor Navigation Pilot

Update: CF-Pacific Centre Pilot A Case Study In December 2020, we announced the pilot underway at CF-Pacific Centre. In partnership with: Y4U, creators of the Accessibuild app to assist people with disabilities to navigate the built environment more easily and confidently around them.  Y4U Technologies Inc. is a North Bay, Ontario company specializing in 3D […]

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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 Vancouver Smartphone 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. […]

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New Product 2020 IABN News

Goodmaps: Inclusive Audio-Based Navigation Platform and App

Goodmaps Explorer: Evolving Outdoor / Indoor Navigation for Everyone Like the mythical guide creatures in Pokémon.  Nearby explorer, an industry leading audio-based navigation app developed by the American Printing House for the Blind – APH. Has spawn the evolution of a new company, Goodmaps and an innovative app. Meet, Goodmaps Explorer, a seamless indoor and […]

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Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC): Inclusive Indoor Navigation Systems

Working Together for the Common Good: Standardizing IMDF OGC members, including Google, are supporting Apple’s, Indoor Mapping Data Format (IMDF) to be recognized as the industry’s standard for open indoor digital map information. Other Consortium Members including Autodesk, Esri, New York City Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications (DOITT), Ordnance Survey Limited, and Safe Software […]

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New Product 2020 IABN News

AccessiBuild: Inclusive Audio-Based Navigation Systems

Interior Mapping Platform Creating Inclusive Wayfinding Environments The AccessiBuild indoor navigation system launched January 2020. Editor’s Note: Like Waymap developed in the UK and US. This Canadian built product uses steps as the navigating measurement for independent wayfinding in complex or unfamiliar spaces. The platform provides user’s with direction and distance information through an innovative […]

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Projects: Inclusive Audio-Based Navigation Systems

It’s Not A Checklist – It’s Human Centred Design Editors note: Gateway Navigation CCC Ltd., in support of White Cane Week 2020 we have created a series of articles highlighting information on innovations, standards, projects and advocacy related to indoor audio-based navigation Systems. Gateway Navigation provides consultant services that engage stakeholders and partners in creating […]

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Waymap App: Inclusive Audio-Based Navigation Systems

One Step Forward: Advancing Sustainable and Reliable Wayfinding Technology for Persons Who Are Blind Editors note: Gateway Navigation CCC Ltd., in support of White Cane Week 2020 we have created a series of articles highlighting information on innovations, standards, projects and advocacy related to indoor audio-based navigation Systems. Gateway Navigation provides consultant services that engage […]