Nicholas Giudice

University of Maine


Multisensory Navigation Spatial Cognition Inclusive Design Information Access

Dr. Nicholas Giudice is Professor of Spatial Computing in the School of Computing and Information Science at the University of Maine, where he is founder and Chief Research Scientist of the VEMI Lab. He is also co-founder and Chief Research Officer of UNAR Labs, a Maine-based start-up company developing bio-inspired multisensory technologies supporting inclusive information access. His research deals with spatial cognition and information access for blind and visually impaired (BVI) people, older adults, and sighted individuals in eyes-free situations. He focuses on the design and evaluation of accessible multimodal technology supporting graphical access, mapping, and navigation. He has published over 150 scientific papers in these areas, is on the editorial board of two accessibility journals, the board of directors of two blindness-related organizations, and the scientific advisory board of two information-access companies. He lives with his guide dog in Portland and Bangor Maine.

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