GPS (Global Positioning System) software enables those who are blind or visually impaired to navigate to a desired street address or destination. Unlike GPS hardware, these software packages will generally run on a variety of devices rather than a single device. Depending on the software, directions may be provided through speech, text, or braille. Additional features may include information on points of interest, altitude, speed, and exact GPS coordinates.
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|BrailleNote GPS||GPS system that runs on the BrailleNote and VoiceNote personal digital assistants. Allows user to automatically create routes for either walking or riding in a vehicle; understand street layout before traveling to a new city, using the "virtual explore" mode; generate detailed information about speed, direction, and your altitude; and calculate the distance and direction to a street address or intersection.||Order BrailleNote GPS from The Chicago Lighthouse Store|
|Mobile Geo||A GPS program that runs on mobile phones. You can pinpoint your location, learn about the points of interest (POIs) in your immediate vicinity, plan a route between specified points of origin and destination, and get instructions on maneuvers to make as well as information about waypoints along a route that you are following. Requires Mobile Speak screen firstname.lastname@example.org|
|StreetTalk||Adds speech and braille accessibility to the Destinator 3 GPS application for Pocket PCs. Maps available on Destinator CDs cover the U.S.A., Canada, Western Europe, and Australia and includes categorized points of interest. Users may have StreetTalk create a travel route by entering a city or postal code or choose a destination from the list of points of interest, a list of their favorites, or from their contact list. Directions may be reviewed while traveling and access to a broad range of information is provided in speech and braille.|
|Way Finder Access||GPS software used with a cell phone and a GPS receiver. Interface lets users explore unfamiliar areas as well as identify, select and navigate to points of interest using pre-recorded prompts and a screen reader. Allows users to save favorite destinations; select passenger car, taxi or pedestrian routes; and always find out where they are with the "Where am I?" feature. Also provides information such as street crossings, points of interest and favorites within a vicinity, as well as speed, altitude and email@example.com|