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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Continue reading COVID-19 Keeping us indoors, with unique opportunities supported by BlindSquare and NaviLens.

COVID-19 Keeping us indoors, with unique opportunities supported by BlindSquare and NaviLens.

May 21st is Global Accessibility Awareness Day, focusing on digital access and inclusion for the more than one billion people with disabilities.  Across our globe, the impact of the pandemic is found. Some impacts are led by common sense (avoid exposures, battle all exposures with “be clean” responses), and some by country/local laws restricting travel entirely or by degree.
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Continue reading BlindSquare’s warming up for the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix!

BlindSquare’s warming up for the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix!

In a few short days, the Formula 1 Rolex Australian Grand Prix 2020 event will be taking over Albert Park, Melbourne. It’s an event unlike a traditional stroll past the water, with the unique smell of hot race rubber on the tracks, the roar of the cars, kilometres away, and a crowd of over 300,000 spectators bustling about.
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Continue reading BlindSquare’s getting straight A’s on campus

BlindSquare’s getting straight A’s on campus

School’s in session and the campus is all abuzz for students around the world. Finding your classrooms can be a daunting experience, but for a blind student, far more so. Luckily, universities and colleges are installing BlindSquare systems throughout campus to reduce navigational challenges for blind students to use through their iOS devices.
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Continue reading Independence on both sides of the door

Independence on both sides of the door

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.
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Continue reading Why making your apps accessible is just the right thing to do

Why making your apps accessible is just the right thing to do

I’m Ilkka Pirttimaa, developer of an iOS app called BlindSquare. Uniquely it uses Open Street Map and Foursquare data to help people who are blind to navigate in new and familiar environments and provide them with a world of choices, otherwise veiled.
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