04 Mar

Microsoft Soundscape App for iOS Helps the Visually Challenged Navigate Cities With Audio Cues

On the App Store listing, Microsoft says Soundscape will “place audio cues and labels in 3D space such that they sound like they are coming from the direction of the points of interest, parks, roads and other features in your surroundings.” The app can also be used by those who aren’t visually challenged to provide a better awareness of what’s around them. The company has been working on research on this front for a while now, and other consumer-facing applications of its findings include Microsoft Seeing AI, a talking camera app once again meant for the visually challenged, and the Colour Binoculars app for the colour-blind.

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