Wednesday, March 7, 2012

STEP-HEAR Navigation System for the Blind

Pre-Recorded Messages Help Users Navigate Avoid Hazards! The 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.

The 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.

Get more information on STEP-HEAR or visit to see more products to support active, healthy and independent lifestyles for the blind, low vision, deaf and hard of hearing.

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