Accessibuild is an indoor navigation system that empowers visually-impaired and blind users to navigate indoor environments independently. Using accurate architectural data, the assistive technology application guides users through building environments with this free app. The app can be configured to provide a custom experience and flexibility for users with a variety of needs and abilities.
Measurements can be provided in meters, feet or steps.
Directions can be provided in plain language, clock face, compass or degrees.
The app uses architectural maps to route users through the building with the following process:
1) A digital blueprint of the building is created
2) The digital blueprint is then converted into a map that can be read by the app and uploaded
3) The user downloads the app and sets options on their phone
4) The user goes to the building and opens the app
5) The user navigates to their destination
The full version of the app is free with no ads or in-app purchases.
Once the app is downloaded and a map is installed, no wi-fi or internet connection is required for navigation. Internet connection is only required for updates.
Feedback can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This release has had many updates from making the user interface easier to use to core mapping changes. Here are the main changes you may notice:
-New maps have been added to the App for Canadian Council of the Blind Office in Ottawa, CNIB Sudbury Hub
-COVID information and notices are now announced as an alert when a building is loaded
-App voice announcements are now integrated with Voice Over and Talk Back, the app no longer has its own text to speech that talks over Voice Over or Talk Back
-App now uses Voice Over speed and speech settings have been removed from the settings page
-Acceptance of terms and conditions on the first load of the app can now be dismissed so it will not show up when you open the app in the future
-Added an option to announce Points of Interests on your route. This replaces announce room name and number options from Version 1.
-QR code support has been added for touchless wayfinding. When scanning QR code, you also have the option to set it as your new departure point.
-Under the building selection page, an option has been added to select a city and get a building directory for that city.
-Settings wizard now has an option to select preferred floor transition method (ie. stairs or elevator)
-Sign and QR Code locations have been added to point of interest descriptions
-CTA / ANSI Standard compliance text has been added to maps
-Minor bug fixes
Data Not Collected
The developer does not collect any data from this app.
Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.