A 3D map delivered in sound - SEE with your EARS
Hi everyone:) Today I’m going to introduce an amazing app which uses INNOVATIVE AUDIO-BASED TECHNOLOGY to enable us to experience our surroundings with sounds. 🎶 This app is particularly useful for people with low vision and blindness as it enables them to build up self confidence ! :)
- This app calls out roads and the key points of interest automatically when we’re walking. However, it’s DIFFERENT FROM a step-by-step navigation app because it uses 3D audio cues to let us connect with our environment more intuitively and improve our ambient awareness. 💬 While “Around Me” calls out 4 points of interest in a 360° sweep, “Ahead of Me” calls out 5 items ahead of us.
- One of the most important features is “THE AUDIO BEACON” !!! All you need to do is select a destination, and then you will hear a bell sound when you’re facing directly at it! The point of interest can be a landmark you’re familiar with, or your destination :)
- Microsoft Soundscape can RUN IN BACKGROUND. If you want some silence, just double tap with 2 fingers on the screen and all call outs will be cut.
- This app can COMPLEMENT OTHER NAVIGATION AIDS such as guide dogs🐕 . The app wouldn’t lead you physically to a destination, but it knows perfectly well where your favourite shops and restaurants are!
- Want to hear more about your previous callouts? No worry! You can always find the information in the expandable Callout History section!!
- It can be used GLOBALLY! 🌍 You are able to know exactly where you are and what’s around you even when you’re travelling.
Let's see what people are saying about this incredible app:
Microsoft Soundscape really helps. I believe everyone should have the SAME right to experience the world, either with his eyes or ears. Just wear your earphones and put the phone in your pocket, and you're ready to go!
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