I just returned from the Braille conference in Toronto.
It was great to attend workshops, move around the exhibit space, and talk with people who are as passionate about braille and access technology as I am.
Thank you to Leona Emberson for presenting with me about GTT.
While there, I tried this new product below.
I think it has a lot of promise.
I really liked the way it worked.
See below for more information and ordering instructions.
The BuzzClip is a small and discreet wearable device thats helps the blind and partially sighted navigate the world around them.
It uses ultrasound to detect any obstacle that may lie directly in one’s path and then notifies the wearer of these obstacles through intuitive vibrations.
The BuzzClip can be easily attached to many forms of clothing making it a highly versatile and useful device. It addresses a core issue of being able to detect upper body and head level obstacles that are often missed by a cane or a guide dog. For example, overhanging signs, tree branches, open cabinet doors etc.
The device has already been tested by blind and partially sighted communities in India, Canada and the United States. The feedback and response from these communities have been really encouraging and positive. Thus we are currently taking pre-orders for the BuzzClip through a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo.