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Introducing New and Exciting Features In The AWARE App!

In our previous post, we talked about how the Aware mobile app paired with iBeacons helps people who are blind find their way around unfamiliar settings. Since the app’s development two years ago, other new and exciting features have been incorporated. These are the “Around Me” button, and the addition of various restaurant menus. Below is an overview of those features, and how they can help enhance the wayfinding experience for individuals without sight. Around Me Like anyone else, I want to know what’s near my current location. This is especially true when I am visiting a new city or neighborhood, for example. The “Around Me” button in the Aware app helps me do just that. By pressing this

What Is The AWARE App?

As someone who has been blind almost my entire life, I consider myself a good independent traveler. When it comes to places I visit on a daily or regular basis, I know my way around quite well. It is an entirely different story when I go to unfamiliar places, however. As is the case for most people who are blind or visually impaired, going to new and unfamiliar locations can become a challenge because we cannot see the cues or signs that sighted people can easily scope out using their vision. When I go to an unfamiliar office building, for instance, I cannot tell where the lobby, cafeteria, bathrooms or other offices are located. Often I have to ask others around me, or — in the worst case s

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