Tuesday, May 26, 2009

STEP-HEAR Navigation System Uses Pre-Recorded Messages to Help Blind and Visually Impaired Users Avoid Hazards

Available at www.MaxiAids.com, STEP-HEAR is an information and orientation system placed at points where a blind person may need assistance navigating though an area or around a potential hazard. It’s easy to install indoors and outdoors, and is a low cost tool to help keep your blind and visually impaired patrons safe.

STEP-HEAR can be used as a temporary or permanent installation in numerous locations and situations, including in institutions (offices, schools, hospitals, etc.) public places (parks, restrooms, train stations, etc.) and commercial settings (malls, hotels, banks, etc.)

STEP-HEAR consists of two units, the Base and the Activator. Here’s how it works:

1. The Base is installed in key locations, with pre-recorded information stored in its digital memory.
2. The Activator, held by the user, vibrates when it enters within 12 feet of the base to alert the user that there is a STEP-HEAR nearby.
3. The user presses a button on the Activator to trigger the audible recorded information from the Base, which also indicates proximity and direction to the location.

For more information, see STEP-HEAR or go to www.MaxiAids.com.

No comments: