Why Stop at Step-Free Access?

Image of Escalators, one option for Step Free Access.

We need to go beyond Step-Free Access in order to provide accessible travel to everyone, everywhere. From event spaces, parks and gardens, to transport hubs, public venues are more accessible than ever before. Great strides have been taken over the last couple of decades to make cities more open and easier to navigate, for everyone. […]

Waymap CEO Discusses ‘Technology for All’ at Bloomberg Live Summit

Tom Pey, CEO & Founder, Waymap speaks with Bloomberg’s Amy Thomson at Bloomberg’s Technology Summit

When I founded Waymap, I was inspired by something that Steve Jobs said when he was trying to get the iPhone through at Apple. He said, if we can make this technology work for blind people, then it would work for everybody. And that’s pretty much what we’re doing with Waymap. We designed something that […]

Waymap in Los Angeles: A Summary

Los Angeles

The Waymap application proves successful in helping vision-impaired people to navigate around a Los Angeles university campus with which they are unfamiliar. 

Waymap Announces Partnership With WMATA and the District of Columbia

Partnership

On 24th May, Waymap and WMATA announced a partnership for more inclusive and equitable train and bus travel for the DC Metro Area. The new partnership seeks to make Washington, D.C. the most accessible city in the US. On Tuesday, Waymap, the world’s most accurate and inclusive navigation app that guides users indoors and outdoors, […]

What Does Waymap Mean for Blind People?

Blind

I am the CEO and Founder of Waymap, the world’s most accurate and inclusive navigation app. I have tried to use my lived experience as a blind man to help solve the navigation challenges faced by people with reduced mobility – wherever they live. The current navigation and exploration apps available do not work for […]

Indoor Navigation Technology: A Comparison

navigation

Indoor wayfinding is a key part of improving people’s experience in venues and cities worldwide. However, indoor location and navigation brings with it a unique set of challenges. In the last decade, there have been a growing number of potential technology offerings that seek to solve these challenges. Indoor navigation solutions are all about improving […]

Results of Award-Winning Arriva Rail London and Waymap Trial Announced

Arriva Trial

The results of a recent trial by Arriva Rail London and Waymap indicate a positive future for accessible travel in London and beyond. The trial involved 10 blind volunteers from across the country, who used Waymap to travel between Shepherd’s Bush and Willesden Junction stations on the London Overground. While Waymap has previously been tested […]

Waymap, an Industry-Leader in Policy & Standards on the World Stage

standards

Waymap’s navigation approach and app are deeply grounded in research into independent travel for people with disabilities. For years we have led the development of the international and American standards for audio-navigation. By defining how products should work and the ways consumers can interact with them, standards help systems become safer and trustworthy, driving confident […]

Waymap Joins Verizon Forward for Good Accelerator

Accelerator

In an exciting new development, Verizon have announced Waymap as one of the companies chosen to participate in the ground-breaking Forward for Good Accelerator. Waymap will join other technology start-ups in the Disability Innovation Cohort. The accelerator is being run by Verizon, in partnership with Alley. Verizon is one of the largest communication technology companies […]