Awards Entry: Guide Box
Guide Box provides a service that enables those with a visual impairment to quickly and easily get building access information on their mobile phone.
Many public buildings can be large, confusing and difficult for anyone to find their way around. The Guide Box service aims to empower visually impaired users to approach and access unfamiliar public buildings on their own, with confidence, and without having to make an appointment.
This service uses a combination of text messages, mobile internet pages and audio files to allow the user to retrieve this information.
Guide Box has been developed in response to the lack of available location-based information for the visually impaired.
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