App for Airline Passengers with Vision Disabilities

San Francisco International Airport (SFO) unveiled a prototype app that helps airline passengers with vision disabilities navigate the airport independently. The app works with approximately 500 beacons located throughout the terminal to call out various points of interest, including gate boarding areas, restaurants, and power outlets.

The prototype app was developed through San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee’s Entrepreneur-in-Residence Program. The program paired SFO with the Indoo.rs who is a leader in indoor navigation technology.

The prototype will undergo additional testing and refinement prior to being released for use by the public.

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