Working for People with Sight Loss

Wayfinding Centre

Welcome to The Wayfinding Centre

wayfinding campusNCBI intend to develop an innovative space located in the old Smurfit site on the Botanic Road, Glasnevin. The mission of The Wayfinding Centre is to empower people and possibility through experience, mobility and transportation. It will provide a safe indoor environment which replicates the real-world experience of using public transport including lighting, acoustics, hazards and the built environment that surrounds public transport. This space will be set up to enable a whole journey approach which can be practised, with users offered real time comprehensive support with an opportunity to navigate on and between multiple modes of public transport.

NCBI believe the Wayfinding Centre will provide an opportunity to familiarise users with and acquire public transport skills, as well as inform policy development on future public transport design so as to eliminate many of the challenges encountered by members of society using the system today.

The Wayfinding Centre will be run and operated by the NCBI for use by members of the public, particularly those with reduced mobility as well as representative organisations, transport operators, planners, designers and academics.

Having secured planning permission and support from the National Transport Authority, work is to begin on site.

More details on the background of the project and its proposed operation are available in this FAQ

Following an open call, the members of the Inclusive Access Advisory Group have now been appointed.

If you wish to learn more or provide your views and insights into the development of The Wayfinding Centre, please feel free to contact us: admin@thewayfindingcentre.ie