Description of Route Alternatives in Multimodal Transport for Blind Travelers

Victoria Usan Supervisor: Jan Balata Master thesis 2020
This master's thesis focuses on supporting independent travelling of blind people. Although many applications offer navigation functions for unsighted users, they are not often asked whether the offered route is the most suitable for them. The main objective is to create a concept of route summaries from which people can receive information about the oncoming journey. In order to design a solution, literature and existing applications were analysed. Set of templates was created for providing information on both global and local levels. During the two testing sessions, workable improvements in the route representation were discovered. Also, possible extensions and recommendations were offered, which improves the future concept and the prototype itself.