AUDIBLE SIGNAGE AS WAYFINDING AID: VERBAL LANDMARK VERSUS TALKING SIGNS

Effective wayfinding for most people is greatly facilitated by use of information on printed signs that label destinations, mark the way, or give directions to destinations. Persons who are visually impaired or otherwise unable to read print signs are at a significant disadvantage in wayfinding as they do not have ready access to information provided by signs. This paper reports on an evaluation of 2 technologies--Verbal Landmark and Talking Signs--that provide speech messages to handheld receivers. On all measures, the Talking Signs system proved superior to the Verbal Landmark system.

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    American Foundation for the Blind

    11 Penn Plaza, Suite 300
    New York, NY  United States  10001
  • Authors:
    • Bentzen, B L
    • Mitchell, P A
  • Publication Date: 1995-11

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  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 494-505
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  • Accession Number: 00963212
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 16 2003 12:00AM