Allison interviews Michiel Janssen from AYES about their OKO mobile app and service that make traffic lights and buses/trams accessible to those who are blind or with low vision. OKO is a mobile app that you can download on an iPhone. To use the app, the user simply points the mobile device’s camera toward the intersection they want to cross or the bus they want to get on. The app then provides the user with audio and haptic cues indicating the traffic light/walk signal’s status or the arrival and destination of the bus. It also helps the user understand where crosswalks are located. The OKO app has been trained on more than 150,000 images and continues to improve. The app runs locally on your mobile device so it works consistently and reliably, even with poor or no internet connection. The setting is the CSUN Assistive Technology Conference show floor at the Marriott in Anaheim, CA.
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