A system is disclosed for navigating a digital space (such as a virtual view of a street) by a visually-impaired user. The visually impaired user may access the system using a stereophonic audio system. The system is configured to generate an audible ping from the user’s location in a panoramic image that is configured to reach the user's ears based on the geometry of the image defined in a depth map. The system provides visualization on preview of the location for a visually-impaired user who practices echolocation, in a similar way as offered to sighted users. The method for digital navigation for visually-impaired users can be implemented in existing mapping software in a computing device.
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Gray, Christopher, "System Of Digital Navigation For Visually-Impaired User", Technical Disclosure Commons, (December 19, 2016)