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From: Tomlins Diane
Date: Mar 30, 2017 11:11AM


Thanks Brandon, good to know :) Obviously the hospital would have to make that investment and set that up, but it would certainly be great thing to do.

Thanks also to Jennifer and Jeremy for the suggestions and resources.

Diane R Tomlins
HCA IT&S | Digital Media
Accessibility Advocate


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Hello Diane,
The most accessible is to use beacon technology. I believe onesense has done this with Fresno State.
This allows the blind person to hear through a GPS-like app what beacons are around them. So if there are doors with beacons they can find them and know where they are, if they put beacons in bathrooms, they can hear where to look for the sink, if there are cleaning carts, the beacon can tell the blind person to watch out for mops.
3D maps are good, but they are hard to find, take a long time to read and are not always up to date. Beacons give a lot more information to both sighted and blind people.
Thanks,


Brandon Keith Biggs <http://brandonkeithbiggs.com/>;