Accessibility - Kategorie UniMaps

Development of the UniMaps 2.0 version

Published on 23. February 2024
Version 2.0 of UniMaps is currently under development and will be released later this year. At this point we would like to explain some background information and give a first preview of the new version.

UniMaps supports the Night of Sounds

Published on 1. July 2023
On 30.06.2023, the Night of Sounds took place again at Bielefeld University from 19:30 to 24:00. This year, UniMaps helped with orientation and reaching the numerous stations, which were spread across the entire main building and the X-building.[Weiterlesen]

UniMaps Update

Published on 5. May 2023
With the new update of UniMaps, sharing routes and rooms has been unified on Android and iOS.

UniMaps Update

Published on 29. September 2022
With the new 1.0.7 iOS update of UniMaps, obstacles can now be reported and the look of the navigation has been revised.

UniMaps Update

Published on 4. August 2022
 With the new 1.4.7 Android update of UniMaps, TalkBack support has been improved and some bugs have been fixed.[Weiterlesen]

UniMaps at the ICCHP-AAATE 2022

Published on 20. July 2022
From July 11-15, 2022, ZAB participated in the Joint International Conference on Digital Inclusion, Assistive Technology & Accessibility in Lecco, Italy. Lecco brought together researchers and practitioners in the field of assistive technology and accessibility.

UniMaps Update

Published on 2. February 2022
The UniMaps Android app can now display maps in different languages with the update to 1.4.4.

In the iOS version a bug with umlauts was fixed with the update to 1.0.2.

UniMaps iOS release

Published on 21. January 2022

Since the end of 2021, the iOS-version of UniMaps can be downloaded in the AppStore. Barrier-free navigation is now accessible to all students. Due to numerous functions, all different facilities of Bielefeld University can be fully used and students’ lives could be made easier.


Presentation of bachelor theses at UniMaps

Published on 6. January 2022
Last year, the first two final theses from the subject area of computer science were written in the ZAB. On January 18, 2022 at 11 am, the presentation of the two theses will take place on zoom. All interested parties are invited to attend the presentation. The access data will be announced one hour before publication in the blog post.

UniMaps 1.4.3 Update

Published on 6. July 2021
Version 1.4.3 of the UniMaps Android app was released on 6.7.2021.

In this version, the room search has been revised.  In addition, some bugs have been fixed and the stability of the app has been improved.

UniMaps 1.4.2 Update

Published on 7. June 2021
Version 1.4.2 of the UniMaps Android app was released on 7.6.2021.

In this version, the room search has been revised. With the new category "Nearby" you can be navigated to the nearest toilet, defibrillator or place of learning. In addition, some bugs have been fixed and the stability of the app has been improved.

Video and audioguide regarding UniMaps have been published

Published on 4. May 2021
Regarding UniMaps, a new video as well as a revised audio guide have been published on the ZAB Youtube channel, today. The video and the audio guide take central functions, the operation of the app and the navigation on campus Bielefeld as one's theme. Likewise, further helpful functions for the daily life on campus Bielefeld are presented.[Weiterlesen]

UniMaps as Best Practice on a Berlin congress

Published on 31. January 2020

In January 2020, UniMaps was introduced on the congress 'Hochschule ohne Hindernisse - Aufgaben, Beispiele, Chancen' (university without barriers - tasks, examples, chances) as Best Practice project.


UniMaps presented on ISY-Mastercongress

Published on 28. October 2019

In October 2019, the UniMaps-project 'Automatic Code Generation for a Cross-Platform Indoor Navigation App' was presented as a part of the second ISY-Mastercongress.


Development of IOS with accompanying project

Published on 1. August 2019

In august 2019 the development of an IOS version of UniMaps has started. The app is anticipated to be released in the second half of 2021. The app originates a part of an accompanying project named 'Automatic Code Generation for a Cross-Platform Indoor Navigation App'. 


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