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If you’re concerned about your safety at subway stations then this is a must
This is the perfect app to keep you safe at subway stations and when you
approach railroad tracks.
Please read on!
Meet Braille block
When a visually impaired person is lost sight of yellow Braille block
(formal name “Visually Impaired Guidance Block”) at a station or a public
facility, its existence and the approximate direction
is estimated by the App, and also Warning block (dotted sureface block) is
detected. Furthermore, the App judges the route of Braille block and informs
how to proceed.
As another function, the App recognizes a railroad track on a station
platform and notifies the approximate position. Also, you can check the
direction you are facing. All of these recognition
results are transmitted by voice.
how to use
Hold your iPhone vertically and hold down the home button. You can use the
App just by tapping the screen towards the front ground. Because it is weak
against the screen shake, please
stop and fix the screen. The App will guide you by voice so that it is
inclined from 25 degrees to 46 degrees with respect to the ground. The
shutter sound does not sound because of
consideration to the surroundings. Also, flash does not shine. Please cancel
manner mode. VoiceOver function can be used either ON or OFF.
> Using iPhone’s Siri, you can also start the App by talking to “Braille
block”. (To use Siri, press and hold the Home button)
Details of it’s use can be read by displaying the explanation screen with
the “Explanation, Screen” button on the App screen. Please be sure to read
Current Version: 4.2 (March 6, 2018)
Read Braille block’s AppleVis App Directory entry for more information
Visit Braille block’s App Store page
All recent app entries posted to AppleVis can be found at: