Button by Neatebox

Last modified
Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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.



Free or Paid


Apple Watch Support


iOS Version


Device(s) App Was Tested On


Accessibility Comments

Fully accessible with voiceover

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


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

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Submitted by Remy on Monday, July 22, 2019

There are so many great assistance apps out there these days. It's unfortunate though that so many of them rely on external cooperation . I understand why they do, and I don't really have any practical suggestions about how to make it better. Obviously when places cooperate with such things it's not a problem, but when they don't, all you're left with is a good idea.

Submitted by Ron on Thursday, August 1, 2019

When you try and download all you get ie not available in your area so why tease us. I live in Charlotte,NC

Submitted by TheTechPianoPlayerKid on Thursday, August 1, 2019

When you try to click on the link, all you get is the message that says, “ App not available. This app may not be available in your country or region.”