Accessible Audio Based Navigation Panel Discussion

Exploring accessible audio wayfinding through beacons and beyond

This event happened February 9th, 2018. An audio recording of the panel discussion. Can be accessed at the bottom of the post by clicking on the audio file link.

Free - Educational Series – Accessible Smart Cities

The Beacon Navigation Project hosts the first indoor audio navigation experience in Canada. Using Bluetooth low energy BLE proximity beacons, smartphone and Right-Hear accessible solution software to assist blind, visually impaired or anyone requiring audio augmented reality digital information to more effortlessly, confidently and independently navigate their surroundings.

Join us and our Panelists:

  • Mike May, Executive Director, BVI Workforce Innovation Center, Wichita, Kansas.
  • Steve Barclay, President Canadian Assistive Technology
  • Albert Ruel, Manager Western Canada, Get Together with Technology (GTT), Canadian Council of the Blind
  • David LePage, Principal Accelerating Social Impact

On Friday, February 9th, 2018 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm in the Alma Van Dusen Room located on the lower level of Vancouver Central Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 6B1.

Learn and experience: indoor audio navigation. Through an overview and discussion of proximity beacons / smartphone navigation technology.  Focusing on current and future expansion and use of this innovative, ground-breaking, technology. And how it assists independent travel. Followed by hands-on navigation over three levels of the Central Library complex. Including, indoor and outdoor navigation to the Accessibility Resource Centre.

Space is limited. Please confirm your attendance via Include your name and organization, if applicable and we’ll reserve your seat.

Remember to download the free Right-Hear App to experience indoor audio-based navigation:



For best audio experience when using Right-Hear. We recommend using a bone conducting headset to permit users to both hear the app and surrounding environment.

Click this link to go to audio file

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