SESLI ADIMLAR: ACCESSIBLE VENUES FOR BLIND AND VISUALLY IMPAIRED

Client: TURK TELEKOM

Date: 2014

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CHALLENGE

As a corporate social responsibility project, Turk Telekom wanted to find a solution to provide accessible and inclusive service in large, complex venues such as malls, campuses, government buildings and airports.The goal was to enable the visually impaired to position themselves in the space they are in and find the point of interest they want to go in public areas independently and self reliantly.

SOLUTION

In collaboration with Turk Telekom, Boni Global developed a mobile application called Sesli Adımlar using Wi-Fi based navigation and positioning technologies to help visually impaired people find their way in complex venues by themselves. Initially the application provided voice guidance for the visually impaired, iconographic guidance was later added to cater to deaf or hard of hearing individuals as well. With this application, users can use the search option to find their point of interest, amenities and exits. With its wayfinding capabilities, the application produces a personalized route for each user that leads to their POI safely.

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RESULTS

Non-Explosive-Tag

Tested and approved in 65 venues

Application was used successfully in 65 different locations including malls, campuses and public buildings
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Awarded by GLOMO

Awarded “Best Mobile Application for Accessibility and Inclusivity” at World Mobile Congress
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Downloads in four years

Between 2014 and 2018, the application was downloaded 200.000 times
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Usage in four years

After 4 years of the service, the application provided over 1 million usage to 50K unique users per year