The University City launches routes on the Blind Explorer accessible guidance app
People with visual impairments or mobility problems, and other groups with such needs, can now download the Blind Explorer app and use the University City’s accessible GPS navigation to guide them through the campus completely free of charge.
The app generates accessible audio descriptions as users walk along the path to help them understand the route features at each point so that they can walk safely and discover and interact with leisure facilities in their environment.
This pilot works with the services of the three universities that share the Moncloa campus: the Complutense University, the Polytechnic University of Madrid and the National University of Distance Education. At present, one can travel in both directions from the Moncloa interchange to the Complutense avenue, all the way to the sports facilities in the northern area, Paraninfo.
The Blind Explorer offers many routes throughout Spain, in Madrid alone there are los parques de Alcorcón y Majadahonda, el parque Juan Carlos I, el parque Juan Pablo II, etc. The ultimate aim of this project is to provide an accessible navigation service for first-time visitors and people with mobility problems, creating a network of point-to-point routes where every end point is also a starting point.