Today's blind student must rely on others to find her professor's office or the nearest bathroom.
Student success is determined by others' availability to help
Schools must implement new technology to provide reasonable accomodation
Students cannot use posted signs to determine location
Students feel comfortable augmenting their life with apps
New Braille gives dignity and empowerment back to blind students by allowing them to navigate indoors on their own. With new freedom and confidence, students can control the trajectory of their studies: attendance, office visits, and their success. Schools are able to recruit higher caliber students and position themselves ahead of the curve in providing accommodations and success to all students.
Universities and students benefit
Using her smartphone, Rice University sophomore Chelsea is able to visit her English professor during office hours. Professor Thomas' office is in an unfamiliar building and this is Chelsea's first visit.
Users may specify a professor, a room numer, or a class. The location types are endless.
The app gives turn-by-turn audio and low-vision compatible instruction. Stairs and other hazards are alerted.
As campuses become more accessible, students simply do better. Everyone reaps the rewards of first-ever autonomy for the blind.
New Braille is driven by voice, but looks great, too!