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Iphone and Apple Watch with running blindFind app. Above is the logo of the app.Version: 1.2
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The blindFind app displays landmarks or items in your environment that have been equipped with blindFind boxes. This may include offices, lifts, bathrooms etc. blindFind Boxes will send information about these landmarks and items to your mobile device via Bluetooth. It will be displayed on the screen, and you may read it using your screen reader. Using the blindFind app, you can tell visorBox to play an audio cue and to announce the name of the landmark or item through its speaker. This allows you to find the landmark independently, even if you are blind or partially sighted.

Iphone with running blindFind app. Shown is a detailed view of a navigation point.Features

  • List nearby landmarks equipped with blindFind boxes.
  • Play an audio cue and the name of the landmark through the speaker of blindFind box, so you can locate it without sight.
  • Access additional information about a location, such as opening hours or how to navigate it.

How it works

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blindFind on Apple Watch

blindFind for Apple Watch includes the same features as blindFind for iPhone.

  • List landmarks in your vicinity that have been equipped with a blindFind box.
  • Access information on these landmarks and their vicinity.
  • Have the blindFind box play an audio clue to locate a landmark.

You can do this at the flick of your wrist, even when you can’t take your smart phone with you. It’s especially convenient when visiting a public swimming pool, for example the Schwimmsportkomplex Freiberger Platz in Dresden or Stadtbad Sömmerda. blindFind has been installed add both of these swimming pools to help visitors who are blind or partially sighted to find their way at the entrance, In the changing rooms, and right to the edge of the pool.

Just as on iPhone, blindFind on Apple Watch can be used with Siri as well.

Installed locations

  • Dresdner Rathaus, Dr.-Külz-Ring 19, 01069 Dresden
  • Begegnungsstätte der Kreisorganisation Dresden im Blinden- und Sehbehindertenverband Sachsen e. V. (BSVS), Strehlener Straße 24, 01069 Dresden
  • Stadtbad Sömmerda, Rohrhammerweg 10, 99610 Sömmerda
  • Schwimmsportkomplex Freiberger Platz, Freiberger Platz 1a, 01067 Dresden
  • Georg-Arnhold-Bad, Helmut-Schön-Allee 2, 01069 Dresden
  • Kombibad Prohlis, Georg-Palitzsch-Straße 50, 01239 Dresden
  • Schwimmhalle Bühlau, Bautzner Landstraße 92 c, 01324 Dresden
  • Festspielhaus Hellerau (in preparation), Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 56, 01109 Dresden

Privacy

While it is running, the blindFind app will store timestamps and the contents of all blindFind boxes appearing in its range. This allows information to be displayed more quickly when the app reconnects to a blindFind box and minimises the number of necessary Bluetooth connections. All stored data remains on the device. It cannot be accessed by visorApps. Stored data may be transferred to the internet and onto other devices when the user backs up their device. Such processes are outside the control of visorApps; instead, privacy terms of the device manufacturer, the operating system provider or the backup service provider shall apply.

The blindFind app and blindFind boxes exchange data locally via Bluetooth and do not connect to the internet in the process. When connected to the blindFind app, blindFind boxes do not store any data concerning the identity of the user or the user’s device. They merely store the number of connections established within in a certain period of time to understand general frequency of use.

Operators of blindFind boxes may, at their discretion, supply additional links to websites or servers for extra information. After activating one of these links within the blindFind app, the user may be tracked via the resulting external connection. Such operations are outside the control of visorApps; instead, the privacy terms of the owner or operator of the external site or server shall apply.

Icon: Funded by the Economic Development Office of the state capital of Saxony, DresdenDevelopment of blindFind boxes and blindFind app has been funded by the Economic Development Office of the state capital of Saxony, Dresden.