Navigate to outdoor Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) bus stops easily and independently with BlindWays. Fully accessible via VoiceOver, BlindWays will help guide you to within a cane’s distance of an outdoor bus stop sign using permanent landmark clues contributed by volunteers. Picking up where GPS leaves off, BlindWays presents landmarks in a sequence aligned with the direction you are walking. In addition, BlindWays provides predictive, location-based bus arrival information, and saves your most-used bus routes for future reference.
BlindWays was built from the ground up with accessibility in mind and inspired by feedback from the blind community. The app was built by a team of developers and testers who are accessibility users and experts, many of whom are also visually impaired.
BlindWays navigational clues are contributed by volunteers who can easily submit them while they’re waiting for the bus or walking in the neighborhood. Those clues help BlindWays users navigate easily and independently to work, school and appointments, rather than relying on expensive ride services or favors from friends and family.
This is a quick update with some fixes for some in-app actions such as reversing the order of clues on the stop screen.
This version of BlindWays includes several important fixes as well as support for the latest iOS version and devices.
Included in this release:
- Updated next bus arrival predictions, now powered by official MBTA data for better accuracy and reliability.
- Fixed an issue that did not allow for leaving custom clues on bus stops.
- Updated support for iOS 12 and the latest iOS devices
- Various other minor fixes and stability improvements.
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Ratings and Reviews
Easy to use & Very helpful!
This app is beautifully made and super easy to use. No more confusion about where exactly a bus will stop and pick me up. The landmarks make it easy to find where to stand and also share clues with other users. Very inspiring app that makes me proud to live in Boston!
Very simple to use and make a difference in the life of someone who is blind.
I know so many people Who were excited to see this, then disappointed that it only covered the area surrounding Perkins. I have to agree. Even if you expanded service and charged for the app, it would be very much appreciated by blind people across the country, particularly those in areas that don't typically receive attention from major GPS and transit apps.
- Perkins School For The Blind MA
- 53.8 MB
Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Perkins School for the Blind
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.