Position Papers

We accepted 21 position papers. We encouraged authors to prepare accessible final versions, which can be found below.
Confirmed workshop attendees are indicated in bold.



Supporting Blind People’s Mobility in Unknown Spaces by Prior VR Exploration
Julian Kreimeier (Nuremberg Institute of Technology, Germany)


Blind Navigation on the Water through Shared Assistive Technology
Mark S Baldwin (University of California, Irvine, USA), Sen Hirano (Colytix, Inc), RJ DeRama (Makapo Aquatics Project), Jennifer Mankoff (University of Washington, USA), Gillian R Hayes (University of California, Irvine, USA)


Enriching Navigation Tools through Human Annotations
Cole Gleason, Kris M. Kitani, Jeffrey P. Bigham (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)


Toward an Open Platform of Blind Navigation via Interactions with Autonomous Robots
Ni-Ching Lin, Shih-Hsing Liu, Yi-Wei Huang, Yung-Shan Su, Chen-Lung Lu, Wei-Ting Hsu, Li-Wen Chiu (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan), Santani Teng (The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, USA), Laura Giarré (Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, Italy), Hsueh-Cheng Wang (National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan)


Co-designing Inclusive Mobility With Visually-Impaired and Sighted Children
Oussama Metatla, Clare Cullen (Bristol University, UK)


Hacking Sighted Guide Navigation
Beatrice Vincenzi, Alex Taylor, Simone Stumpf (City, University of London, UK)


Accessible Indoor Maps for Visually Impaired People
Limin Zeng, Han Fu, Gerhard Weber (TU Dresden, Germany)


A Model for Visually Impaired Navigation
Ziyad Yehia, Paul Tennent, Gary Burnett (University of Nottingham, UK)


Use Cases and Impact of Audio-Based Virtual Exploration
Anne Spencer Ross (University of Washington, USA), Edward Cutrell, Alex Fiannaca, Melanie Kneisel, Meredith Ringel Morris (Microsoft Research, Redmond, USA)


Towards Accessible and Inclusive Navigation and Wayfinding
Vinod Namboodiri (Wichita State University, Envision Research Institute, USA)


Blind Persons Get Improved Sense of Orientation and Mobility in Large Outdoor Spaces by Means of a Tactile Pin-Array Matrix
Fabrizio Leo (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy), Elisabetta Capris, Tania Violin, Elena Cocchi (Istituto Chiossone onlus, Italy), Alberto Inuggi, Angelo Raspagliesi, Luca Brayda (Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia, Italy)


Experiences of Mobility in the Global South: Lessons from People with Visual Impairments in India
Vaishnav Kameswaran, Maulishree Pandey, Josh Guberman, Hrishikesh Rao, Sile O’Modhrain (University of Michigan, USA)


An Approach to Last Meter Problem: Designing and Deploying Low-Cost, Custom Fabricated Interactive Tactile Tiles for Navigation and Spatial Awareness
Saiganesh Swaminathan, Stephanie Valencia, Patrick Carrington (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)


Concept for Navigating the Visually Impaired using a Tactile Interface around the Head
Oliver Beren Kaul, Michael Rohs (Leibniz University Hannover, Germany)


In-Sight: Tension-Based Haptic Feedback to Improve Navigation for People who are Blind
Alexander Baikovitz, Jonathan Duffy, Zachary Sussman, Benjamin A. Newman, Henny Admoni (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)


An Investigation into Customizable Automatically Generated Auditory Route Overviews for Pre-Navigation
Nida Aziz, Tony Stockman (Queen Mary University of London, UK), Rebecca Stewart (Imperial College London, UK)


How to move from Inclusive Systems to Collaborative Systems: the Case of Virtual Reality for teaching O&M
Lauren Thevin (Inria Bordeaux, France), Anke Brock (ENAC Toulouse, France)


Crowdsourcing of Accessibility Attributes in Urban Environment by Visually Impaired Pedestrians
Jakub Berka, Jan Balata, Zdenek Mikovec (Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic)


Reusable Virtual Training and Evaluation Solutions for Sensory Substitution Devices
Alin Moldoveanu, Oana Bălan, Gabriel Ivănică, Iulia Stănică, Silviu Ivașcu, Florica Moldoveanu, Maria-Iuliana Dascălu, Daniel Flamaropol, Anca Morar (University Politehnica of Bucharest, Romania)


Explorations of Shape-Changing Haptic Interfaces for Blind and Sighted Pedestrian Navigation
Adam Spiers, Katherine J. Kuchenbecker (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Germany)


Indoor Navigation Challenges for Visually Impaired in Public Buildings
Vikas Upadhyay, M Balakrishnan (Indian Institute of Technology Delhi, India)