Imagine walking through a popular museum, busy airport, or college campus. How do you find a specific sculpture, departure gate, or classroom?
Now imagine navigating these areas as a blind or low-vision person.
An estimated six million Americans suffer from vision loss. And thirty percent of blind people rarely leave their homes alone, because getting around is so frustrating.
Many of us are accustomed to using GPS to navigate outdoors, but there’s a critical lack of similar technology for internal environments.
Hearsee Mobility is tackling this challenge head-on. They’re a Utah-based nonprofit dedicated to helping the blind and low vision navigate their surroundings.
Together, we’re developing leading-edge assistive technology for indoor navigation—including turn-by-turn directions and descriptions of points of interest. The resulting iOS, Android, and web applications will empower this community to explore new areas with confidence.