The device, which was developed in collaboration with Softeq, incorporates GPS technology, so it can tell where users are as they walk around the parks, and deliver descriptions of their surroundings. When users move indoors, it switches seamlessly to infrared reception of audio description.
Peter Lane, who interviewed Gould, said he had used the device “at Disney World in Florida, and it was very small and relatively light-weight, about 8 ounces, and had a shoulder strap and earphones, and very effective tactile buttons that are simple to use. But the menuing and the overlay of scripts and menus with the GPS was absolutely remarkable, and I had a wonderful experience with my family not having to beg my wife to describe everything around us, and where are we now, where is the nearest restroom and things like that.”
The interview is part of a BADcast podcast called Champions In Accessibilities for Blind Abilities.
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