In a bustling world, we rely so heavily on technology to entertain us, keep us connected and ultimately, keep us safe. 3.8 billion people currently own a smartphone worldwide, and that number is continuing to climb rapidly. In the US, approximately two-thirds of smartphone owners rely on navigational apps to get them from Point A to B. Whether it be in the car, walking down the street or biking to work, billions of people are tapping into apps to quickly and accurately get them to their final destination via satellite guidance outside.
Globally, it is estimated that 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment. 188.5 million people have a mild vision impairment, 217 million have moderate to severe vision impairment, and 36 million people are blind.
As a person with vision loss or blindness, safely navigating to your final destination is achievable in the same fashion as a sighted traveller, until entering a building or form of public transportation; until BlindSquare. Not only does the iOS app offer access to outdoor and indoor navigation, but it also allows you to explore local restaurants where you can read menus and it provides assistance to travel via public transportation. BlindSquare was designed to empower users to travel independently, both indoors and outdoors.
Limiting accessibility due to restrictions in technology is a thing of the past. Continuing education, confidently commuting to work and embracing the community is now more easily met with the assistance of BlindSquare.
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