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Free Live Virtual Program on September 14, 2023 to Feature Audio Awareness and Navigation Aid

The latest installment of Vision Forward’s “Tech Connect!” series features the Lazarillo app, a free navigation aid that helps users get around safely and independently. This event will be available live via YouTube on September 14, 2023 at 11 am Central Time (12 noon Eastern Time). The app offers audio messages that announce places of interest as people walk, from streets and intersections to restaurants, stores, and transit locations. It can also provide walking and directions to any destination. “Tech Connect Live!” is offered every other Thursday at 11 am Central Time (12 noon Eastern Time).  The event features demonstrations and discussions of assistive technology options for people with vision loss, accessed live via YouTube. To participate, register for Tech Connect Live! here. New users will need to create an account. VisionConnect’s YouTube Channel can be accessed here for the live event on September 14th as well as previous segments. Additional information about TechConnect Live! is available here. To learn more about this navigation app, read the article from Perkins School for the Blind on Lazarillo: A Free Accessible GPS App for the Blind and Visually Impaired.