BlindSquare and BlindWays, connecting the dots for travelers in Boston, then and now.

Discovery and recollection. Discovery and recollection are two necessary elements for travel for our friends who are blind. This presents a difficult task in a city the size of Boston, with its nearly 8,000 bus stops. THEN: It is necessary

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Why making your apps accessible is just the right thing to do

I’m Ilkka Pirttimaa, developer of an iOS app called BlindSquare. Uniquely it uses Open Street Map and Foursquare data to help people who are blind to navigate in new and familiar environments and provide them with a world of choices,

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MIPsoft at SightCity 2016

From 18 to 20 May, MIPsoft will present at SightCity in Frankfurt, Germany, the biggest European show of assistive technology for people who are blind or have low vision. Come and visit us at booth E11. We look forward to

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Voting closed: Your voice guides the development of BlindSquare

Thank you to everyone who has voted for his or her top priority future BlindSquare feature! Your input is invaluable and helps to set the right priorities for my work on BlindSquare. The clear majority of voters (48 %) would

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New Year, New Plans

Since the first version of BlindSquare has been released in May 2012, I have published 20 updates in only 20 months, relying on your valuable feedback along the way. I have a list of new features and changes I plan

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BlindSquare wins OpenCities App Challenge competition

BlindSquare attended mobile app competition OpenCities App Challenge. They were seeking apps that are using open data and solves a real problem in citizens’ every day urban life. There were 113 competitors around the Europe and 10 best apps were

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Sneak preview to BlindSquare version 1.15 – Let me introduce you to Recent Places

In previous post I asked you if “Speech History” would solve the issue when you need to get back to something that BlindSquare told you a moment ago. I got some replies in twitter and they suggested to go for

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Response to user feedback – Do we need a new feature called “Speech History”

BlindSquare has been out for just few weeks and it’s already been used in all continents of the world. I get lot of feedback about how it is helping blind people around the world. Most of the feedback is positive

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