CNIB and BlindSquare – PanAm Games Toronto 2015

BlindSquare, a MIPsoft product, is the most-recognized augmented reality application for blind and low-vision travellers. BlindSquare joins the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), the primary resource for blind and low-vision Canadians, to offer free use of the BlindSquare Event iOS app (exclusively) for the 2015 PanAm and ParaPan Am Games in Toronto, Ontario during July and August.

This free BlindSquare Event offer is extended to the 7,000 athletes, their coaches, family, and friends, as well as any Canadians and visitors to Canada within a 250 kilometer radius of Toronto.

Whether you are sighted, blind, or low vision, take advantage of this free offer to get up-to-date information about the games: times, locations, walking and driving directions and maps for the games (including public transportation information), information about entertainment and dining between events, and lodging information. If English is not your primary language, BlindSquare is localized to 25 languages (and used in 130 countries!).

The PanAm Games are the world’s third largest international multi-sport games; surpassed in size and scope only by the Olympic Summer Games and the Asian Games. The Pan Am and the ParaPan Am Games are held every four years for the athletes of the 41 Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) member nations, in the year preceding the Olympic and Paralympic Summer Games.

Join with BlindSquare and CNIB to celebrate the hard work and achievements of these athletes, and let BlindSquare Event help you get there!

Download BlindSquare Event for the 2015 PanAm/ParaPan Toronto Games at

BlindSquare video: Simulating travel from the comfort of a couch.

In this video you will hear and see the use of this iOS app, purposely created for travellers who are blind. The demonstration features the use of VoiceOver, to search for a future destination, Toronto’s Union Station. From there, the demonstration continues to simulate travel from Union Station, to Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) headquarters and options for travel by foot, Public Transport or UBER car. Then, from the new simulated location (CNIB) what restaurants are available!

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