Ariadne GPS App Offers Innovative Features for Blind iPhone UsersBy McCarty, Michael; Fred's Head from APH,
Publication Date: June 20, 2011
Article features a global positioning system (GPS) application for the Apple iPhone, iPad, or iPad Touch that is accessible to blind users. Ariadne GPS enables the user to know his or her location at any time and to monitor it while walking. Specific locations can be saved in the app, which alerts the user when one is approached via a sound, a vibration, or a voice. Ariadne reportedly provides access to details that are normally unavailable to people who use the built in VoiceOver screen reader to interact with their iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch, such as tactile exploration of its maps. When the user moves a finger across the map, street names and numbers are announced by VoiceOver. Ariadne GPS is available from the iTunes App Store for about 3 dollars.
Published by: American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. (Website:http://www.aph.org/)
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