Sensible Innovations’ Aware app will be the official audio guide for people that are visually impaired, for the third year straight, at the 2018 Americans with Disabilities Act Symposium.
The event takes place between Sunday, June 17, and Wednesday, June 20 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at the Wyndham Grand Pittsburgh.
Sensible Innovations’ founder and CEO, Rasha Said, will also be speaking at the four-day annual conference on Wednesday, June 20, breakout session 9J, from 1pm to 2.30pm in Commonwealth 1. This session, entitled Sound Design: Communication Accessibility in Facilities, Vehicles & Services, will provide insight into requirements under Title II (covering state and local governments) and Title III (covering a variety of private businesses) that relate to communicating with individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or have low vision. Rasha will lead a discussion around effective implementation, as well as strategies to meet these challenges and provide exemplary services through universal design, the use of emerging technologies to enhance wayfinding, and other holistic approaches.
Technical Assistance Project Specialist for the Mid-Atlantic ADA Center, Nancy Horton, will review the regulatory requirements to provide communication aids and services on an individualized basis, the requirements within the ADA standards for facilities and vehicles, and how these requirements supplement and complement each other.
The Aware app works with iBeacons, to provide indoors and outdoors turn-by- turn navigational directions and location and plays in real-time where and when it matters.
Aware was named a CES 2018 Innovation Award Honoree in the Smart Cities product category, was METRO Magazine's third annual Innovative Solutions Award recipient in 2017 and the Springfield Business Journal recognized Rasha as a Woman of Influence in 2017.
Photo credit: National ADA Symposium