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A Beacon System to Guide the Blind Through London’s Subways

A new app uses advanced technology to guide the blind independently through the London Underground

Using the Wayfindr app to get around, photo by Ustwo

Public transportation can be tricky to navigate, with a mass of people rushing in different directions and all the many misleading signs. For the visually impaired, though, this hassle is almost a nightmare.

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Donate Your Phone Screen To Swedish Doctors

The new Screen Donor app allows smartphone users to “donate” their blank screens to charities and non-profit organizations.

Want your phone to promote something more altruistic than Apple’s design branding? Now, thanks to the new Screen Donor app, smartphone users can “donate” their blank screens to be used as ad spaces for charities and non-profit organizations.

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A Public Transportation Game Changer for People Who Use Wheelchairs

With this new app, New Yorkers in wheelchairs will have an easier time getting around.

While Anthony Driscoll attended grad school at Parsons School of Design, his father, who has had multiple sclerosis since 2001, would come to visit. It was during these visits that Driscoll became acutely aware of the difficulties of navigating New York City in a wheelchair. They realized buses were wheelchair accessible, but maddeningly slow to utilize. After a while, Driscoll and his father decided that the 88 subway stations with elevators (out of the 468 total) were the best way to traverse the city.

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