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New GPS-based Orientation Tool for the Blind and Visually Impaired from VisuAide

VisuAide unveils a prototype of a new revolutionary GPS-based orientation product at this week’s CSUN conference on Technology and Persons with Disability. VisuAide also announces the availability of this innovative product for the third quarter of 2002.

Victor Trekker is a personal digital assistant (PDA) application operating on a PocketPC with WinCE, which is adapted for the blind and visually impaired with talking menus, talking maps and GPS information. It provides several features to enable a blind person to determine its position, create routes and receive information on how to navigate to a destination, as well as search functions into an exhaustive database of point of interests such as restaurants, hotels, office buildings, etc. Victor Trekker offers unique capabilities for recording voice notes for the creation of user defined points, to browse a route off-line, and exchange routes and point of interests with other users.

Victor Trekker will provide more autonomy to the visually impaired and increase their confidence in their ability to travel in their locality or further away for business and leisure. It will also increase their accessibility and enjoyment of the most useful and interesting opportunities found in their environment.