DEVELOPMENT OF A ROUTE GUIDANCE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED IN RAILWAY STATIONS
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329 - 336
JONG-GYU HWANG, KYEONG-HEE KIM, TAE-KI AHN
It is difficult for a commuter to find a desired path, which can be very complex in the case of navigating an urban railway station where there are several routes. The visually impaired, especially, have more difficulty finding their desired paths or points within a railway station. They have even more difficulty finding available paths, including stairs, to reach a platform where they want to go than the general public do. Therefore, the satisfaction level on mobility for the handicapped, including the visually impaired, when using railway stations is very low, in comparison with that of the general public. In this paper, a route guidance support system is provided that can guide by smart Braille block-based routes in railway stations is proposed, to enhance the mobility satisfaction level of the visually impaired.
mobility, blind, Braille, handicapped, visually impaired, route guidance support system, railway station, smart Braille block