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Checklist for Wayfinding Technologies

No significant benefits No significant benefits
Minor benefits Minor benefits
Major benefits Major benefits
User Groups
Visual
Hearing
Physical
Cognitive
Ageing
           
Keys / Controls          
There is good visual contrast between the keys and body of the receiver
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Key tops are convex, or flat with a raised edge
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Keys are as large a size as possible
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Keys are internally illuminated
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Visual markings on the keys are clear and as large as possible
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Keys are raised 5mm above the body of the receiver
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The pressure to activate akey is between 0.5 and 1 Newton
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is auditory feedback of key activation
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is tactile feedback of key activation
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Function keys are tactually discernable from numeric keys
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The "5" key is marked tactually, or on a QWERTY keyboard the "F" and "J" keys
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is a voice mode selction that announces all key presses
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There are one-touch buttons for performing repeat tasks
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Rotational or linear-stop controls have been incorporated
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The user can adjust or reset timed responses
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Display / Screen          
There is good contrast and a clear typeface
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is no scrolling or flashing text
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is minimal visual flicker and image flashing
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is minimal glare on the display and control surfaces
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is adequate back lighting
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is the ability to alter the length of activation time for back lighting
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The font size can be increased
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
All labels and instructions are in upper and lower case, not capitals
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Arabic numerals are used
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The colours on the screen allow for red/green and blue/yellow colour blindness
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Colours are provided with different hues and intensity so that coloured objects can be distinguished on a black and white screen
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Operation          
There should be consistent design of the user interface whenever possible
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
There is an audio indication when the receiver is switched on or off
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is a visual indication when the receiver is switched on or off
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The user should be able to return to a default status
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Error messages are in short, simple sentences
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
All labels and instructions are in short, simple sentences
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There are no abbreviations used
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
It should be possible to use the receiver one-handed
No significant benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Audio output          
The volume of the audio output can be set by the user
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Audio prompts have a synchronised text version
No significant benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
There is an industry standard connector for listening devices
Minor benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Minor benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
           
Help functions          
A function to raise an alarm or communicate with an information or alarm centre is available
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
The receiving device has 3G technology so users can send pictures or video clips from their surroundings to a support person
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
There is a "localisation" function so that it is possible to locate a user when they have lost the capacity to orientate themselves
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing
           
Instruction manuals / Documentation          
Simple, clear concise language is used
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Documents are available in alternate formats
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
No significant benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
The typeface is clear and legible
Major benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Minor benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Information contained in pictures is also explained in text
Minor benefits visual
No significant benefits hearing
No significant benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Minor benefits ageing
Information is provided on what to do if the wayfinding system does not work correctly, or the user is unable to understand the instructions
Major benefits visual
Major benefits hearing
Major benefits physical
Major benefits cognitive
Major benefits ageing

Checklist for Alternative Formats
Checklist for Displays
Checklist for Keys