[community] Microsoft Soundscape non-visual environment navigation assistant now available

Hung, Jonathan jhung at ocadu.ca
Thu Mar 1 17:53:20 UTC 2018

Microsoft has released Soundscape - a non-visual navigation assistant.

It provides additional information about your surroundings and context using an audio field delivered using a headset (could be great with bone conduction headphones).

Although it's not very explicit on the website, Soundscape appears to be used in conjunction with other navigation strategies (i.e. it does not replace the need for a service animal for instance).

Members of the community may be interested in giving this a try. Currently supports iOS 10 or later, and iPhone 5S and higher.

Microsoft Soundscape website<https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/research/product/soundscape/>

Soundscape on the iOS app store<https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/microsoft-soundscape/id1240320677?ls=1&mt=8>

Please share your experiences with the app if you use it.

All the best.

- Jon.

Jonathan Hung, Inclusive Designer
Email: jhung at ocadu.ca
OCAD University
Inclusive Design Research Centre

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