Continue reading St. John’s, NL, Launches BlindSquare Pilot Program in Partnership with CNIB

St. John’s, NL, Launches BlindSquare Pilot Program in Partnership with CNIB

The City of St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, recently partnered with our friends at CNIB to launch BlindSquare Event, a free accessible navigation and wayfinding tool, in their Downtown Pedestrian Mall to increase accessibility for those with low vision or blindness.
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Continue reading Join Us In Supporting World Blind Union’s Ukrainian Benefit Concert

Join Us In Supporting World Blind Union’s Ukrainian Benefit Concert

Since the declaration of war on Ukraine, the World Blind Union (WBU) has prepared an initiative to provide support for Ukrainians. In particular, those who are blind or partially sighted experiencing unimaginable challenges; challenges that are intensified by barriers to transportation, communication, and access to information.
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Continue reading BlindSquare Responds to Request for Help for Ukraine

BlindSquare Responds to Request for Help for Ukraine

On March 31st, we were approached by Igor Kushni, a Ukrainian BlindSquare user, seeking help on behalf of persons who are blind and partially sighted in Ukraine. We immediately put a plan into action to support them. Below is Igor’s plea for help for Ukrainian refugees.
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Continue reading Synergy – The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Synergy – The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.

Witness the synergy with two practice-leading products, Sunu Band and BlindSquare.  Sunu Band, The best complement for your white cane or guide dog, it protects your head and upper body by warning you through vibrations when an object or person is getting close.
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Continue reading BlindSquare Among CityLab’s Roundup of Apps Redefining Accessibility

BlindSquare Among CityLab’s Roundup of Apps Redefining Accessibility

BlindSquare was recently featured in CityLab’s roundup of apps that are redefining accessibility; an impressive list of tools opening new pathways for people with disabilities. With COVID-19 came a new way of life; a world of remote work, oftentimes leading to a digital divide for those with visual impairments.
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Continue reading Canadian Geographic Announces the Largest Accessibility Project in North America

Canadian Geographic Announces the Largest Accessibility Project in North America

Congratulations are in order for Ashley Nemeth, motivational speaker, writer, and blogger for her feature in Canadian Geographic’s magazine issue announcing the largest accessibility project in North America. In this article, Ashley shares her experience as an individual who is totally blind navigating through Wascana Park, Regina, and the enrichment that the BlindSquare app now offers to this experience.
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Continue reading Sunu Band x BlindSquare Join Forces for Enhanced Accessibility

Sunu Band x BlindSquare Join Forces for Enhanced Accessibility

Today, we’re proud to announce our latest venture into making the world a more accessible place. Sunu Band, the advanced mobility aid for those who are blind or have vision loss, uses sonar and echolocation to detect objects in the user’s path.
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Continue reading Our 10th Anniversary Gift to You This Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Our 10th Anniversary Gift to You This Global Accessibility Awareness Day

BlindSquare, the most used and recognized waypoint navigation application for persons who are blind, partially-sighted or deafblind, today announces another first. Ilkka Pirttimaa (CEO and creator of BlindSquare) in celebration of its 10 year anniversary, on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and in cooperation with the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB). 
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Continue reading Extending Our Commitment to Support You During COVID-19

Extending Our Commitment to Support You During COVID-19

Throughout this rollercoaster that we call 2020, our days have shifted from fearful to hopeful and every feeling in between; and yet the rollercoaster continues on. This year, perhaps more than ever before in our lifetime, the world has rallied together to support one another in restless anticipation that the pandemic – alongside its emotional, economical and physical effects – will quickly taper away.
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Continue reading How One School Mastered Teaching Students Who Are Blind Virtually During the Global Pandemic

How One School Mastered Teaching Students Who Are Blind Virtually During the Global Pandemic

Photo by cottonbro from Pexels There’s no doubt that COVID-19 swept the world in countless ways, and education systems globally were no exception to the impact. Teachers, students, and parents of students were required to drastically pivot their day-to-day dynamics to accommodate the changes that quarantine would apply to education in 2020.
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