Two new pieces of innovative tech have been tested to help students with vision disabilities navigate the Penn State campus both indoors and out. Both were built for iOS devices:
- Blind Square is a unique GPS app that not only give the user information on where they are and going but tells them environmental information as well.
- iBeacons provide more detailed navigation. A dozen of them have been set up in the Pollock Commons.
The testing was very successful as first time user Madeline Garber was able to navigate both outdoors and indoors with no issues.