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Description

Guide Dogs Australia, the leading providers of orientation and mobility services for people who are blind or visually impaired in Australia, and Sendero Group, the pioneers of accessible GPS, have collaborated to add new features to the app called Guide Dogs NSW ACT. Almost 20 years of user feedback and feature requests are behind the design of all Sendero GPS products. Guide Dogs NSW ACT is a fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS iPhone app with all the normal navigation features plus features unique to blind users.

Unique to Guide Dogs NSW ACT
• Instead of multiple layers of menus, the three important navigation elements are on the lower portion of every screen: Route, POIs and Location.
• At intersections, the cross street and its orientation are announced
• Intersections are described (e.g. four-way) with the clock face orientation of the streets.
• There are various choices for POI data (Google Places and Foursquare) or record your own.
• Directions are configured appropriately for Pedestrian and Vehicle routes, including heads-up announcements for approaching turns, turn now, continue straight and upcoming turns.
• If one wanders off the route, it's automatically recalculated and updated turn information is announced.
• Point your phone in a given direction to hear what is nearby with the LookAround Wand.
• Nearby Points of interest and intersections are automatically announced.
• Ability to run in the background or with the screen locked for iOS 7. If you are running an older version of iOS 6 only the sound effects will play and the phone will vibrate at turns and at your destination but no speech output. Note: Continued use of GPS running in the background can dramatically decrease battery life.

Requires: Compatible with iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPad Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad 2 WiFi + 3G, iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular. iOS 9.0 or later.
The Guide Dogs NSW ACT app uses VoiceOver feature for audio voice output and does not contain its own voice synthesizer.

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What's New

Version 3.3.1

Minor bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

Great app but needs watch support

Bluesparkylx

I really love using this app to get around. It has gotten me back on track a few times when I've been lost and when I'm traveling to new (or even not so new) places it's cool to hear what shops and the like are around. I would love to see an Apple Watch app included to complement this app so I can use my watch to navigate my surroundings without having to take out my phone. When I have a cane or my guide dog in one hand and a shopping bags or suitcase in the other it makes it harder to juggle my phone as well. With headphones (soon to get bone conduction so I can hear my surroundings better at the same time) and maps on my watch I can navigate my environment well. I prefer the better descriptions your app gives over regular map apps. It'd be an awesome combination to have the guide dogs app work on my Apple watch (series 2 with gps) linked to bone conduction headphones so I could seamlessly navigate my environment with one hand free for carrying stuff like a sighted person can!

Subscription just stopped

Countrylad58

I really liked this product but it now ask for subscription even though I have around 3 months remaining.
The developer link doesn't list this app.
Unless this is addressed will be seeking refund from iTunes."

Information

Seller
Sendero Group LLC
Size
76.1 MB
Category
Navigation
Compatibility
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Languages
English, French, German, Hebrew, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
Location
This app may use your location even when it isn't open, which can decrease battery life.
Copyright
© 2015 Sendero Group LLC
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. Guide Dogs NSW/ACT 1-Year Subscription $14.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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