Technology, services, and general information about Sensible Innovations and its communities are always evolving. Please check here to stay abreast of the latest happenings and how more fulfilling ways are being opened for the visually impaired to experience life.


Spreading AWAREness

Upon recognizing the glaring need for better audio-information for people who are visually impaired, Sensible Innovations created the AWARE wayfinding system and app for both iOS and Android users. AWARE only works when location-based electronic stickers (iBeacons) are strategically placed around a site or venue. The voice instruction helps users get real-time information where and when it’s relevant and navigate public spaces with ease. Now available for venues to purchase, the AWARE system has already experienced successful deployments at The Chicago Lighthouse, Mary Bryant Home, NICE bus Hempstead Transit Center, Vision Forward Association, Essex County Council, has been the Audio Guide a

2017 National ADA Symposium Photo Gallery

View images from the 2017 National ADA Symposium in our new album. Thank you to Emily Brodt, Kelly Krispinsky and Ahmad Mshaiel for all of their help at the booth, to the Hyatt Regency O'Hare for allowing us to place AWARE at their facility, and to the National ADA Symposium for having the Sensible Innovations AWARE Application as your Audio Guide!

AWARE Audio Guide: National ADA Symposium in Chicago

Sensible Innovations will be providing audio guide services via the AWARE application and strategically placed SmartLandmarksTM at the National ADA Symposium from Sunday, May 14th - Wednesday, May 17th. The event, being held at the Chicago Hyatt Regency O'Hare, will kick off at noon on the 14th with the Facility & AWARE iBeacon Orientation led by Orientation and Mobility Specialist Kelly Krispinsky. There will be three (3) sessions. Sunday, May 14th: Noon - 1:00pm & 4:15pm - 5:15pm Monday, May 15th: 8:00am - 9:00am ADA Symposium attendees can download the FREE Audio & Visual Guide to find out where lectures are, learn about symposium exhibitors, and navigate the symposium with confidence at

Rasha Said Recognized as a "Women of Influence"

Sensible Innovations was last night recognized through the work of its founder and CEO Rasha Said. Named a Woman of Influence by the Springfield Business Journal and Security Bank, Rasha was one of six recipients, all being awarded for dedication to their cause. Each woman has made a positive influence in people’s lives, not just here in the city, but also across the US - and for Sensible innovations, Europe too! ​More importantly, yesterday’s presentation provided yet another opportunity for the Sensible Innovations team to tell the Aware story. To be able to continue to advocate to improve the lives of 21 million visually impaired Americans is what everyone is working towards. ​Many thanks

New NICE bus app helps blind riders navigate transit center

A new mobile app aims to help blind bus riders navigate one of Nassau’s most bustling stations, the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center. The Nassau Inter-County Express, or NICE, have partnered with Springfield, Illinois-based Sensible Innovations to develop the AWARE app, which is available for free download through Apple’s App Store or Google Play. Using Bluetooth electronic sensors, called “ibeacons,” installed throughout the Rosa Parks Hempstead Transit Center, mobile devices can provide blind and visually impaired bus riders with “audible signs” that will let them know their location and that of important landmarks, including bus bays for specific routes, ticket machines, exits and rest

Rasha Said a "Women of Influence" Nominee

Security Bank and Springfield Business Journal have announced the 14th annual Women of Influence. This program honors local women for their contributions to the Springfield area community. Selected by their peers through submitted nominations, all have made important contributions to the community at large. A hearty congratulations to Rasha Said for being nominated to the 2017 Women of Influence! To view all nominees, download the program PDF.

Unique Features

When Sensible Innovations was founded, we set out with a very specific mission – to create an indoor and outdoor wayfinding application that not only increased user confidence, comfort, and experience, but also closed the information gap. While the initial vision was to assist the blind or visually impaired, once the Aware application tapped into beacon technology capability, an entire world full of possibility was revealed. Through programmed SmartLandmarkTM wayfinding tags, user devices can relay location-based announcements, detailed location descriptions, audio turn-by-turn navigation, provide information on tourist attractions, and much more. But, these tags and the Aware application is

Perkins School for the Blind review Aware App following appearance at ADA

The Aware App has a simple home screen that is very user friendly. The buttons are large with high contrast for users with low vision and the app is fully accessible with screen readers. Wi-Fi is not required. The Aware-configured iBeacons communicate directly to the Aware app. iBeacons must be configured specifically for the Aware App. As with any iBeacon system, the quality and type of information provided is dependent upon the administrators who creates the audio announcements. Users can select their starting point and destination to receive turn-by-turn directions. Indoor navigation only; the Aware app does not provide navigational information outdoors like traditional GPS-type systems.

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