December 8, 2021
BALANCE for Blind Adults is running two in-person workshops on how to use BlindSquare and BlindSquare Event.
The first session is an introduction to BlindSquare where you will learn about a variety of features available with BlindSquare and how to effectively use them. These include searching for points of interest (POI), adding and sharing locations, connecting to Bluetooth accessories for hands-free use and using iBeacon technology for indoor navigation. We will provide a variety of Bluetooth headsets to practice on.
The second session will be focused on the use of iBeacons for indoor navigation and exploring how the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) has made their Picasso exhibit accessible! The Picasso Exhibit is BlindSquare enabled and the GPS technology will alert your device to each described audio stop in this exhibition.
Those wishing to participate must:
- Be an efficient user of iPhone, iOS and the VoiceOver screen reader.
- Have previously purchased a licensed copy of BlindSquare or BlindSquare Event and have on their device the latest version of the software.
Note: BlindSquare Event has all the features of BlindSquare available for free for those in Canada.
Session 1: Introduction to BlindSquare
Date and Time: Wednesday December 8 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: BALANCE office
Session 2: Indoor Navigation with BlindSquare and iBeacons at the AGO
Date and Time: Wednesday December 15 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM
Location: Art Gallery of Ontario
Those interested can register for one or both sessions. To register, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the office at 416-236-1796