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If you were blind and walked into a coffee shop, how would you find the counter so you could order?  That’s easy for Susan Vaile at 9 Bars Coffee in Toronto — she just needs to listen to her smartphone: “Walk forward six metres to carpet. Service counter at 9 o’ clock.”

Source: CBC News

Date: September 22, 2017

Link: http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/blind-ibeacon-iphone-app-stores-1.4294970

Discussion

1) It has been said that many tech developments for the blind and deaf have paved the way for very successful commercial products.  What sorts of commercial applications might this tech have?

2) What might be some of the issues in rolling this tech out across other locations around the world?

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