September 3, 2013 | Corrinne

Do you use FourSquare? Loads of my friends do. Now, data from the app is helping blind people to find their way around, as part of a new app called BlindSquare.

BlindSquare works by taking data from FourSquare and Open Street Map. All you have to do is shake your phone, and a voice tells you where you are and how to find the next junction.

It seems like a really simple way to maintain your independence if you do have visual impairments. I hope it takes off.

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BlindSquare is one of several smartphone apps designed for users with disabilities.

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Thomas Peterson

January 22, 2014 at 12:54

It is a fantastic app for blind people but it is a whopping $24.00 dollars in the app store!!

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