On Tuesday, we performed an Aware installation that makes me so proud. We installed Aware at the Mary Bryant Home for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Springfield, Illinois.
The Mary Bryant Home is named for a young girl in the 1800s who lost her sight to scrofula, a form of tuberculosis. At 15 years old, she evacuated her fellow students, all blind, from their school during a fire. The home is a supported living facility where those with blindness or visual impairments can live independently while still getting any necessary care required as well as the companionship of others with the same condition.
We worked with the home to install Aware throughout the facility. Now, residents can simply use the app to guide themselves to their rooms, the activity center, the dining hall, the courtyard or any other part of their home.