Button by Neatebox

Category: 

Description of App: 

18 years working for Guide Dogs for the Blind watching my blind and visually impaired friends struggle to interact with pedestrian crossings prompted me to look for a solution which would make the lives of all disabled people easier in this area.

Many crossings poles are out of reach or too far from the crossing to be useful so I set up Neatebox and looked for a way in which we could press the button at the crossing using our mobile phones.

“Button” by Neatebox is the result of this hard work and gives you a hands-free remote crossing control from your phone. It removes the need for you to make physical contact with the crossing pole and leaves you free to focus on a safe and efficient crossing.

Simply download the free app and input your details and you are ready to go.

At this time there are limited locations in which the system can be used but we are keen to install more. If you feel that a crossing near you could do with an innovative solution such as this please let us know using the ‘request a crossing’ feature within the app's settings and we will contact the Local Authority on your behalf to ask for our system to be installed.

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

1.02

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

12.3.1

Accessibility Comments: 

Fully accessible with voiceover

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Developer's Twitter Username: 

@neatebox