Episode Three | Changing What’s Possible: The Disability Innovation Podcast | Season Two

Fri 09 Jun 2023

Changing What's Possible: The Disability Innovation Podcast | Season Two

Episode Three | Making Maps More Accessible with XR Navigation – Part 1

For people with limited or no vision, getting to a new destination can be difficult and frustrating. XR Navigation, a startup in the 2023 Remarkable US Accelerator Program, is working to change this. In our two-part interview, Brandon Biggs, CEO of XR Navigation, talks about how they are using tactile 3D interactive maps, digital auditory maps, and turn-by-turn wayfinding to make navigation more accessible and intuitive for users. They're also providing much-needed accessibility solutions for a wide variety of other map applications, including weather, disease prevalence, and political districting. In developing XR Navigation’s products and services, Brandon draws from his lived experience as a blind person, and he discusses how their products are addressing some of the pain points in his own life. This episode focuses on Brandon's background and how XR Navigation came to be. 

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Check out episodes from Season One and stay tuned for new episodes every other Friday!

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