tiistai 22. toukokuuta 2012

BlindSquare is a new solution that combines the latest technology to help the daily life of the blind. It has been developed together with blind people and carefully field tested. You need either an iPhone or iPad to get started. It also supports some additional accessories to make it even better.

How it works?

BlindSquare uses GPS and compass to locate you. It gets information of the surrounding environment from FourSquare. BlindSquare has some unique algorithms to decide what information is the most relevant and then speaks it with high quality speech synthesis.

“What is the most popular café within 200 meters radius? Where is the post office or the library?”

Whenever BlindSquare tells you about a place you like, you can mark it and BlindSquare will assist you there.
You can always shake the device and listen to information about your location: Address, nearest crossing, compass direction and the kind of services can be found from different directions.
You can also mark your private places or share information about places with your friends.

BlindSquare supports following languages: English, Finnish and Swedish. VoiceOver usage is supported but it also has additional speech synthesis by Acapela Text-To-Speech from Acapela Group.

Instructions: http://help.blindsquare.com
App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/blindsquare/id500557255?mt=8
Forum: https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups#!forum/blindsquare

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