Google Maps Adds Vocal Guidance for Visually Impaired Users

Now available on Google Maps iOS and Android apps (one day after World Sight Day), a more detailed voice feature will update and guide visually impaired people more effectively. To turn on the feature, access the settings page within the app and toggle through the navigation features and turn on detailed voice guidance under the walking options tab. A milestone in mobility tools for the …

Mapping Every Street Light with SeeLight

Only 10% of traffic lights are currently accompanied by either audio cues or tactile paving, making it difficult for blind pedestrians to navigate busy intersections. Hoping to change that, a new app called SeeLight—which is available for free on the iTunes app store—is on a mission to map out every single street light in the world. The app can then send helpful information to the …