#TIL: 5 cool technologies aiding mobility for Persons with Visual Disability

A man holding a white cane standing in front of a life-size smartphone. There is a microphone symbol in front of him.
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This October, on the occasion of Blindness Awareness Month, let’s take a look at 5 cool technologies which help in mobility for the Persons with Visual disability.

1. White cane

Image of different tips of a white cane
Image of different tips of a white cane

Fun fact: October 15 is celebrated as the White Cane Safety day every year. On this day, amongst other things, motorists and cyclists are reminded to give a right of way to white cane users.

2. Screen readers with Maps on a smartphone

Video demonstrating detailed voice guidance on Google Maps

3. Apps for spatial and location awareness

4. Remote visual support on demand

Video demonstrating use of Be My Eyes

5. Ride-hailing technology

Video demonstrating hailing a ride on Ola using Talkback in Hindi

Ola’s in-house policy research and social innovation think-tank! Follow for latest mobility insights and conversations. For website, visit https://ola.institute

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Ola Mobility Institute

Ola Mobility Institute

Ola’s in-house policy research and social innovation think-tank! Follow for latest mobility insights and conversations. For website, visit https://ola.institute

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