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Unique EdgGuide Technology Augments Indoor Experiences Via Micro Navigation

New technology piloted at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science allows visitors who are visually impaired to gain detailed and accurate information not only about what is written on exhibit cards but also all about the surroundings that are observed by people who are sighted. A partnership between the Blind Institute of Technology (BIT) and CACI, a technology provider, EdgGuide is accessed by downloading a free app featuring the program onto a cellphone and pairing it with sensors. Users inquire about their physical surroundings within the building and get
pre-recorded information in response. EdgGuide Plans call for extending the use of EdgGuide to other indoor venues, such as government buildings, entertainment sites and cultural landmarks. Mike Hess, CEO of BIT notes: “Technology is the great mitigator of all humanity and accessibility technology is especially impactful to the disabled community.” For more information: EdgGuide