Microsoft has developed a new indoor navigation system that does not rely on GPS positioning, Wi-Fi signals, or Bluetooth beacons. The app, available for Android devices, allows anyone to record a path from one point to another point and then upload it to the cloud. Other Path Guide users can then access that information and follow the path to reach their location. The app also allows the users to attach text, audio, and photos to the original path. For example, a person can show how to get from an entrance to an office. They can also include text instructions, audio instructions, and photos that can help identify points of interest. This information can also be posted on websites and sent by email.
Imagine how helpful this could be to people who are visually impaired. You would no longer need in person assistants to determine a path. A friend, family member, or mobility instructor could map the path at their convenience and make it available to you through the app. Unfortunately, the app is not accessible with TalkBack. I discovered this when I downloaded the app on my Pixel. I was a little surprised by this sense a major tech website was touting its helpfulness for blind people.
You can contact the developer directly Here.
Let them know that this app needs to be made accessible.