As the user comes within range of the base, her activator begins to vibrate and beep, letting her know that she is near a source of information that can direct her to her destination.
Pressing the button triggers a pre-recorded message at the nearby base.
Welcome to the Garden City Mall.
Confident, she can now begin her shopping experience.
Additional bases are placed strategically throughout the mall, to guide the user to important locations.
Here the user is approaching an ATM machine in order to withdraw cash.
As she nears the machine, her activator picks up the signal from the base unit.
Pressing the first button, she triggers the recorded message.
Pressing the second button, she gets a more detailed recording.
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Having Bases installed at vital locations throughout the building
Brings independence and convenience to the user's shopping experience.
Helping her to find and navigate the escalator
And to independently reach the public rest rooms
Finally, when it's time to go, the Step-Hear system guides the user safely to the elevator for an easy departure.
With STEP-HEAR, daily life for persons with disabilities becomes simpler, easier and more enjoyable.
The STEP-HEAR navigation system: Guiding your way