blind man with GPS app inside a railway station Melbourne

A new Guide Dogs Victoria pilot program, being launched on Monday in partnership with Public Transport Victoria and the City of Melbourne, is hoping to help the visually impaired navigate inside public buildings.

Kicked off as part of International White Cane Day, the eight-month program will see beacons installed at various locations inside Southern Cross Station, which will then connect to Blindsquare, a free GPS app which uses smartphones to provide directional advice.

To read more about this free GPS app, click on the link below:

http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/new-technology-a-helping-hand-for-melbournes-vision-impaired-20171014-gz14u2.html