Research of visually impaired users’ behavior in outdoor navigation

Denisa Kubínková Supervisor: Jakub Franc Bachelor thesis 2011
The work deals with design navigation for blind people to the interior of buildings and outdoor crossing between them using a mobile phone. Simultaneously work deals with the behavior of blind people during navigation and their requirements on navigation. At the beginning of this work the characterization of visually impaired people, the available navigations systems and the general theories of motion and orientation in space is described. The works also deals with design and implementation of navigations prototype and its testing with blind users. Prototype is designed on mobile phone with touch screen and operational system Android. At the conclusion of this work are summarized the results of testing and interviews with potencional users.