Smartphones are changing our lives in a variety of ways. They are helping us stay connected, get work done on the go, play games, control our homes, and get to our destination on time. The iPhone can also help people who are visually impaired live a more independent life. Here are 5 blind navigation iPhone apps well worth checking out:
Seeing Eye GPS XT: a turn-by-turn navigation app for blind users. It can announce street and orientation at intersections. Its directions are configured for pedestrian and vehicle routes. If the user wanders off route, a new path is recalculated. The app announces POI, intersections, and direction changes automatically.
Lazarillo: a GPS app for people with low vision. It uses audio to tell you about nearby places. Lets you find a route to any place using voice or keyboard.
BlindSquare: an iPhone GPS app for blind people. It uses GPS and the compass to locate you and gathers information about your surrounding environment from FourSquare. You can control BlindSquare also through voice commands.
Clew: an augmented reality indoor navigation app for visually impaired users. It helps them retrace their steps in new environments.
Loadstone GPS: another app that enables blind pedestrians find their way around. It can provide turn-by-turn directions from any point. Lets users create and share waypoints with others. Allows you to track distance traveled and customize alerts.
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