Title

Assisting wayfinding in visually impaired travelers

Date of Original Version

2006

Type

Book Chapter

Abstract or Description

Human wayfinding, both by sighted and visually impaired people, consists of two very different functions: 1. sensing of the immediate environment, including obstacles and physically defined paths, for the purposes of moving through it, and 2. navigating to remote destinations beyond the immediately perceptible environment.

 

Published In

G. Allen (Ed.), Applied spatial cognition: From research to cognitive technology. Mahwah, N. J.: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.