Connecting with Technology: Adventures with Microsoft Soundscape

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Connecting with Technology is an adapted curriculum developed by the CNIB Foundation, addressing the unique needs of blind and partially sighted technology users.

November 25 Session: Adventures with Microsoft Soundscape. Presented by Jarnail Chudge from Microsoft Canada. Microsoft Soundscape is a free iPhone app that uses 3D spatial audio to promote mobility and independence for blind travellers. It enhances your awareness of surroundings by calling out landmarks and points of interest from where they actually are. As such, Soundscape can be considered a map delivered in 3D sound to augment your experience through audio. Soundscape can function as your main wayfinding system, but it can also work in the background and provide you with effortless ambient awareness. This provides a greater sense of empowerment and choice and allows each and every one of us to enjoy the outdoors with greater confidence and less stress.  This session will go into what Soundscape is and how it works, cover the lessons we have learnt since release and describe the various ways in which people are using it every day across a range of different activities.

This group runs via Zoom web conference on November 25 at 10 a.m. Pacific Time. Call in information will be given upon registration.

Please be advised that you must register for all programs. We kindly ask you to RSVP a minimum of 1 full business day before the start of the program. 

Registration required. To register, please contact Alfredo del Arenal, Coordinator, Technology at Alfredo.delArenal@cnib.ca or call 1-800-563-2642.

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