THE AWARE APP : TECHNOLOGY
EXPLORING A WORLD WITHOUT LIMITS
Statistics from the National Federation of the Blind reflect that nearly 7 million people can be empowered by a simple smartphone app to help them move more freely. To...
SHOP AT LOCAL BUSINESSES
VISIT TOURIST ATTRACTIONS
NAVIGATE SCHOOLS & UNIVERSITIES
MANAGE AIRPORT TERMINALS
A few iBeacons at indoor locations, a smartphone, and the desire to be immersed in the world around them, and the visually impaired can truly explore the world without limits.
It's pretty much like a sign that you can hear instead of see.
- AWARE app user
VISUALLY IMPAIRED CHILDREN
BLIND STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES
A staggering figure in and of itself, yet that is the total number of blind students in the U.S.* who are enrolled in elementary and high school nationwide and who are eligible to receive free reading matter in Braille, large print or audio format.
Imagine just these children alone set free to explore the world by the power of a smartphone app. Their potential, learning capabilities, and quality of life will know no bounds.
*AMERICAN PRINTING HOUSE FOR THE BLIND, 2014 ANNUAL REPORT.
YOU ARE HERE
Imagine walking into the building of your new employer for the first time and being unable to find your office, your computer, the conference room, or even the restroom.
Imagine going to a strange grocery store and not knowing whether your next step will take you to the deli counter or crashing into a produce stand.
For over 20 MILLION Americans, uncertainty, unfamiliarity, and the unknown are real obstacles that keep them home and prevent them from living life to the fullest. For too long, the visually impaired have been restricted to places they have a sense of comfort with, unable to enjoy a simple outing with a family member or friend.
But no longer...