TORONTO, ON – In celebration of Global Accessibility Awareness Day, and in partnership with BlindSquare, CNIB is pleased to announce that the premium paid version of BlindSquare’s navigation and wayfinding app, “Blindsquare EVENT” is now free to use for all Canadians with sight loss from coast to coast.
BlindSquare is an accessible indoor navigation system that uses physical beacons and GPS data to deliver audio instructions to smartphones. The BlindSquare app, which is available on the Apple App Store, communicates detailed points of interest and provides directions for safe, reliable travel in both indoor and outdoor environments.
In partnership with BlindSquare, CNIB has brought the accessible technology to countless new places across the country. From community parks to college campuses to government offices and more, BlindSquare’s accessible navigation technology has been integral in helping to break down barriers to inclusion.
Prior to this announcement, access to the premium version of BlindSquare was provided exclusively within select areas, but after today, Canadian users can enjoy free and unexpired access to the full and premium version of the app – no matter where they are.
"BlindSquare is a product of feedback, suggestions and requests from our communities in over 185 countries translated into 26 languages. We listen, we continue, we love what you allow us to do together," says Ilkka Pirttimaa, CEO and creator of BlindSquare. "Cheers to the next 10 years of life-changing tools and creative partnerships."
To learn more about BlindSquare visit blindsquare.com
CNIB is a non-profit organization driven to change what it is to be blind today. We deliver innovative programs and powerful advocacy that empower people impacted by blindness to live their dreams and tear down barriers to inclusion. Our work as a blind foundation is powered by a network of volunteers, donors and partners from coast to coast to coast. To learn more or get involved, visit www.cnib.ca.
BlindSquare is the world’s most widely used accessible GPS-app developed for the blind, deafblind, and partially sighted. Paired with third-party navigation apps, BlindSquare’s self-voicing app delivers detailed points of interest and intersections for safe, reliable travel both outside and inside. Open the doors to enhanced independence with BlindSquare. To learn more visit blindsquare.com