‘Virtual vision’ system is a boost for blind independence


New iBeacon guidance technology could revolutionize indoor navigation for the visually impaired. A pilot project is currently underway at the CNIB’s headquarters in north Toronto.

Universal Design (UD) is an approach to design that increases the potential for developing a better quality of life for a wide range of individuals. It is a design process that enables and empowers a diverse population by improving human performance, health and wellness, and social participation (Steinfeld and Maisel, 2012). It creates products, systems, and environments to be as usable as possible by as many people as possible regardless of age, ability or situation.