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Get the Latest Updates to the WayAround App

January 31, 2018 | BY Jessica Hipp

The new version of the WayAround app, version 1.0.3, is now available in the App Store. This update makes several enhancements, including updates to passwords, VoiceOver, and instructional text.

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Blind Grandfather Plays Santa Using New Technology from WayAround

December 20, 2017 | BY Jessica Hipp

Before he lost his vision, WayAround cofounder Armand Fisher passed out gifts to his grandkids on Christmas morning. Or other times, he would read the gift tag aloud so the grandkids could deliver...

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Three Ways to Get Started with WayAround

October 30, 2017 | BY Jessica Hipp

There are lots and lots of ways you can use WayAround to make life with vision loss a little simpler, but sometimes the hardest part is deciding where to begin. Don't worry—we've put together some...

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Low-vision kitchen tips

October 10, 2017 | BY Colleen Connor

I’m Colleen Connor, and I have Cone Rod Dystrophy. At about age 14 I began to lose my vision, and it has continued to get worse since then. Like many people with visual impairments, I use many...

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Coming Soon: Better Information for People with Vision Disorders

September 22, 2017 | BY Darwin Belt

Hello, Darwin here to share some significant and exciting updates about WayAround.

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How NFC Provides Better Information, Faster

August 31, 2017 | BY Jessica Hipp

When we mention NFC, the technology that powers WayAround, we’ve gotten more than a few raised eyebrows. Lots of people have heard of Bluetooth, QR Codes, and even RFID, but surprisingly few...

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NFC on iPhone is Coming & Why it Matters for Accessible Wayfinding

June 09, 2017 | BY Jessica Hipp

This week, Apple announced that iOS 11 will begin supporting a reader for Near Field Communication or NFC on iPhone 7. The new functionality is currently in beta testing. Apple expects it to be...

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Cofounder Darwin on Making Life’s Challenges into an Advantage

May 03, 2017 | BY Stephanie Lynge

When WayAround cofounder Darwin Belt was fourteen, he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. The disease affected his vision from the time he was in his mid-20s, though the initial effects of vision...

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Our Online Accessibility Journey

April 04, 2017 | BY Jessica Hipp

We’ve been working hard on WayAround: fine-tuning our tactile signage for testing, and developing the technology to audibly describe all the little details about the space immediately around you....

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Meet Armand, a Retired Architect with Vision Loss, Turned Entrepreneur

January 27, 2017 | BY Stephanie Lynge

Imagine you are driving home from work one day and you notice the vision in one of your eyes is not quite right. You realize there are some places you can see in your left eye but not in your...

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