St Albans unlocked
Anyone active in the St Albans/Herts area? I've been put in touch with the project 'St Albans Unlocked' which is about building 3D audio soundscapes for people with visual impairments.
It aims to build on an existing partnership between Microsoft and Guide Dogs and an existing iOS app Soundscape. The app provides 3D spatial audio through a headset, which provides a sense of what is around to the person to stimulate an experience of exploration and discovery. The experience relies on crowd-sourced information available on Open Street Map.
St Albans Unlocked is a community-led project that aims to localise the Soundscape experience in 3 steps – plan, curate and launch – to develop a great experience in St Albans. The app has been developed for visually impaired but the potential is for other uses such as for learning disabled, for early stages of dementia but also for general purposes such as tourism
They are at early stages and currently don't know what they might need from us but seem keen to open initial discussions
Cross-posted to talk gb so apologies for any dulication