Independent navigation is a major challenge for people with visual impairments, in particular in unfamiliar or complex environments. There is a multi-disciplinary effort in the CHI community to support independent navigation through assistive technologies, but also in related disciplines, such as accessible computing, cognitive sciences, computer vision, ubiquitous computing, among others.

The goal of this workshop is to bring together these communities to increase awareness on recent advances on navigation assistive technologies. We see the field benefiting from different perspectives and expertise, discussions on open research challenges, as well as exploration of new avenues for multi-disciplinary collaborations. The workshop consists of an interactive panel, minute-madness presentations and a hands-on session to design or prototype new solutions to tackle open research challenges.

Please find more details in the workshop proposal.