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Beacons Put London One Step Closer to Setting Standard for Commuter Accessibility

Beacons Put London One Step Closer to Setting Standard for Commuter Accessibility
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Google provides $1 million grant to fund Wayfindr, a program that assists visually impaired London Underground commuters through beacon technology

Macala Wright
  • 7 december 2015

Google’s charitable arm has donated $1 million to help spread blind navigation technology throughout cities worldwide. Starting in London, the Wayfindr program will develop an app that works with Bluetooth beacons to guide users through physical environments with audio cues but, more importantly, it’s developing the first open standard for such systems globally.

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