Orientation equipment

This section includes compasses with speech output, maps and guides with tactile and/or enhanced visual features, equipment to produce maps for blind and partially sighted users, global positioning system (GPS) navigational equipment and talking pedometers.

The maps and guides provide information in a range of alternative formats including audio commentary for blind and partially sighted people. The GPS navigational equipment can be used for route planning, and may give speech output to state your location.

Talking pedometers or step counters announce and record the distance travelled, the time elapsed and estimate the calories used. Some are combined with music players or a radio.