blind maps for iPhone interactive braille interface
blind maps for iPhone   interactive braille interface blind maps for iPhone   interactive braille interface
feb 24, 2013

blind maps for iPhone interactive braille interface

maps for the blind – interactive braille interfaces for iPhone



in a 36 hour project for the CIID, designers andrew spitzmarkus schmeiduch and ruben van der vleuten have developed an assisting device for the visually impaired to help improve their abilities in discovering and navigating new routes throughout cities. known as ‘blind maps’, the braille-like interface provides users an interactive experience with real time auditory feedback and tactile integration. it allows youto become aware of upcoming intersections, turns and hazards on route – helping them adapt to unfamiliar environments.



blind maps: concept for a braille interface – navigation system for the iphone



interactive braille interface



device in context with iPhone




  • How does a blind person program the maps on a non-tactile iPhone? Is this something they can do autonomously?

    vodkar says:
  • I think this app will be limited. Who wants an app where you can’t program your own maps? Good idea anyway. Keep it up!

    Anon says:

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