A free, accessible navigation app that works outside, inside and underground to within 1m of the desired location, regardless of GPS signal, to support all users to travel with confidence. Local users in Newcastle will follow turn-by-turn audio instructions reducing anxiety and supporting independent travel and social connection.
About the project
Waymap aims to ‘make every city in the world accessible to anyone, anywhere’ through their accessible navigation tools. Their design process includes intense research and consultation with blind and low-vision people to ensure users’ needs and wants are reflected alongside comprehensive accessibility.
Waymap has been awarded support to develop Waymap Newcastle – an accessible navigation app specifically for the northeastern city, that works outside, inside and underground to within 1 metre of the desired location, regardless of your GPS signal. The user follows audio instructions to find their way, helping to increase confidence to travel independently.