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Posts made in October, 2013

New Website & App Maps Access for People with Mobility Disabilities

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in accessibility, apps, maps, website | 0 comments

New Website & App Maps Access for People with Mobility Disabilities

Directionally challenged people aren’t the only ones who have a hard time making their way from one place to another.  A Time.com article reports on a crowd-sourced app and website – AXS Map – created by Jason DaSilva, a filmmaker with multiple sclerosis. http://bit.ly/19WJUOU AXS Map, powered by Google Maps, allows users to rate local businesses for accessibility (the ratings show on a map) and enables people with mobility disabilities to know in advance if they will be able to enter...

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New Research Focuses on Wayfinding by People with Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted by on Oct 24, 2013 in Alzheimer's Disease, research, Wayfinding, wayfinding and the brain | 0 comments

New Research Focuses on Wayfinding by People with Alzheimer’s Disease

The more we know about how humans are able to find their way (and why we get lost), the better chance we have of making navigation easier for everyone. A story by Lisa Ermak about research underway concerning wayfinding for people with Alzheimer’s disease appears on HollandSentinel.com. Associate Professor of Nursing at Grand Valley State University, Rebecca Davis, is using projected virtual reality and eye-tracking glasses to study how people with Alzheimer’s perceive their surroundings...

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Seeing the Address of Your Destination

Posted by on Oct 14, 2013 in address, Directionally challenged, Finding your way as you drive, personal navigation, street addresses, Wayfinding | 0 comments

Seeing the Address of Your Destination

Has this ever happened to you? You’ve prepared for a short trip to a new destination by getting good directions and an address, and you’ve followed the directions to the letter, but as you approach, you just can’t see the address. Maybe it’s too small to view from the road, maybe it blends in with the background, or maybe it’s not there at all. This is annoying enough when you travel to an occasional destination (a doctor’s office, a store, a new friend’s home), but for...

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