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Guide Dogs NSW/ACT app is a fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS iPhone app with all the normal navigation features of a GPS app plus unique features for blind or partially sighted users in Australia.
Purchase Guide Dogs NSW/ACT App in iTunes - free to download, one month free trial available, then requires subscription.
Guide Dogs Australia GPS is a fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS iPhone app. The features unique to blind and partially sighted users include:
- Instead of multiple layers of menus, the three important navigation elements are on the lower portion of every screen: Route, POIs and Location.
- At intersections, the cross street and its orientation are announced.
- Intersections are described (e.g. four-way) with the clock face orientation of the streets.
- There are various choices for POI data (Google Places and Foursquare) or record your own.
- Directions are configured appropriately for Pedestrian and Vehicle routes, including heads-up announcements for approaching turns, turn now, continue straight and upcoming turns.
- If one wanders off the route, it's automatically recalculated and updated turn information is announced.
- Point your phone in a given direction to hear what is nearby with the LookAround Wand.
- Nearby Points of interest and intersections are automatically announced.
Guide Dogs Australia GPS FAQ
Check out the User's Guide for details on all features.