Crowdsourced app helps the visually impaired cross the road
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Out of New York’s 12,000 intersections, less than 100 offer navigation tools to help visually impaired residents cross safely. Audible sign technology is available but the process of installing it across cities is slow — most only have it at about 10 percent of crossings. Offering an alternative, SeeLight is a crowdsourced app that makes all the necessary information about urban crossings available to blind and visually impaired users.
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