Macular Degeneration Indoor Navigation
Thanks to a generous donation from MD Support and their partner MD Foundation, indoor navigation technology will be available for the first time to attendees at this year's ACB conference and convention in Dallas. The guidance system works by sending audible instructions and location descriptions to iDevices (iPhone 4S or later and iPad 4 or later). The information is electronically transmitted by beacons placed at meeting rooms, restrooms, elevators, and other venues.
If you are planning to use MD Support's new LowViz Guide at this year's convention, you'll need to know your Apple Store ID and password in order to download the LowViz Guide. You may download it ahead of time if you wish, but remember, it will operate only in the convention environment. To download the app, receive additional information or step-by-step instructions, visit www.mdsupport.org/audioguide.
Dan Roberts, director, MD Support, will discuss the wayfinding system during Monday morning's general session. You can also hear from Dan on Sunday afternoon at 2:00 PM at the GPS and Paratransit seminar presented by EAC and the transportation committee; cost $6.