Guide Dogs Australia has supported Sendero Group, the pioneers of accessible GPS, to create Guide Dogs Australia GPS, 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.
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