Awareness News Standard

Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC): Inclusive Indoor Navigation Systems

Working Together for the Common Good: Standardizing IMDFOGC 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 also […]

Standard Tactile

TWSI: Part of The Story in Creating Inclusive Audio-Based Navigation Systems

City of Toronto and Ontarians with Disabilities Building More Accessible CommunitiesTactile walkway surface indicators, TWSI, are one of the essential tools for creating accessible and inclusive public spaces. But what are they and how do planners choose the right options to implement? Well, recently we were involved in several conversations on the selection and importance […]

Innovation Standard

Standards: Inclusive Audio-Based Navigation Systems

Standards for Inclusion and Equal Access for all PersonsWhy Are Standards Important? One needs to look no further than to the emergence of the World Wide Web launched in 1989. A fully accessible platform that through a lack of standardization and best practices resulted in systemic barriers of access to the internet for people who […]