What is BlindSquare?

BlindSquare is the world’s most widely used accessible GPS-app developed for the blind, deafblind and partially sighted. Paired with third-party navigation apps, BlindSquare’s self-voicing app delivers detailed points of interest and intersections for safe, reliable travel both outside and inside. Open the doors to enhanced independence with BlindSquare.

How does it work?


  • After determining your location, BlindSquare gathers information about your surroundings on Foursquare and OpenStreetMap.


  • Algorithms determine what information is most useful to you such as popular cafes, post offices or libraries.


  • Shake your device to hear your current address and details about the nearest intersection and venues around you.
  • BlindSquare will track your destination and periodically announce the distance and direction you’re headed.
  • Mark your position if you’d like help finding your way back later.


  • Filters can be applied to provide only the information you’re looking for so you’re not overwhelmed by details on your surroundings.


  • Mark your saved places and Foursquare venues as Favorites and BlindSquare will always notify you once you reach them.
  • Favorites will be saved in iCloud and synced to all iOS devices for device consistency.


  • BlindSquare uses Acapela voices in many different languages to announce information about your environment even when your device is tucked away for a hands-free experience.


  • If you enjoy using Foursquare independently, authorize BlindSquare too access your account so you can check into your favorite venues by simply shaking your device.
  • Share your check-ins on Facebook, Twitter, or keep them private if you wish.


  • Currently available in the following languages:
    • Arabic
    • Bulgarian
    • Croatian
    • Czech
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • English
    • Estonian
    • Finnish
    • French
    • German
    • Greek
    • Hebrew
    • Hungarian
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean (South Korea)
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
    • Turkish

Still have questions? Please read our frequently asked questions here!