In 2022, ARL and Waymap, an audio navigation app designed to empower people with visual impairments to travel independently, undertook a trial with ten blind volunteers. The success was recognised at the British Quality Foundation Excellence Awards, winning the Excellence in Innovation award.

  • 100% of participants said they would be somewhat or much more likely to use public transport if Waymap was available.
  • 90% said they would be very confident or quite confident finding their way around a public place they were not familiar with using Waymap.
  • 80% said they would be somewhat or a lot more inclined to travel on their own if Waymap was available.