An app for iOS allows people with blindness and low vision to explore the world, Windows Central reports.
It is designed to provide a user with ambient awareness and can be used in conjunction with other apps.
The app uses 3D audio technology and allows "users to place audio cues and labels in 3D space" so that they sound like they're coming from buildings, roads, points of interest and more in a user's surroundings. Other app features include:
- As the user walks, Soundscape automatically calls out the key points of interest, roads and intersections.
- An audio beacon can be placed on a point of interest, and the user will hear it as they move around.
- "My location" describes the user's current location and the direction they are facing
- "Around me" describes nearby points of interest in each of the four cardinal directions. This is helpful when getting off a bus or leaving a train station.
- "Ahead of me" describes points of interest in front of the user, for example when walking down the street.