Blind Square app is enabling the blind to enjoy art
A new piece of technology is being used at the Metrolina Association for the Blind and the Bechtler Museum of Modern Art in the town of Charlotte in the United States. The app is making visual art accessible to the blind.
Its helping people like Tim Spaulding with con-rod dystrophy, a condition which leads to gradual vision loss, enjoy art.
The app is called Blind Square and it guides blind users around the museum as well. It The app tells you about the layout of the room and the artwork in it.
The Bechtler Museum of Modern Art is the first building in Charlotte to use the technology. Its working with the Metrolina Association for the Blind to get a sense of the place around the museum. The app will work up to a half a mile around to give directions in uptown.
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