Announcing the AppleVis Editorial Team App Picks of the Month for May 2014: Blindfold Racer, RNIB Navigator & BlindSquare

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

At the end of each month, members of the AppleVis Editorial Team take a look at all the apps that have been posted to the site during that month - either for the first time or where there has been a significant update - and decide which of these they think is the most noteworthy.

Our pick for May is Blindfold Racer, a new game that was created for the blind and vision-impaired with help from students in the App Club at Cushman School in Miami. Although the game itself is noteworthy, it’s also been great to see the developer’s commitment to engage with the community and to use this process to further improve the game. Although developed with the blind in mind, this game can be a fun challenge for anybody who simply wants to try driving with only their ears to tell them what’s happening around them.

Our second choice is another new release, RNIB Navigator. This is a UK-specific version of Sendero’s Seeing Eye GPS, a fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS app with all the normal navigation features plus features unique to blind users. 

Our third and final choice for May is BlindSquare. Despite already being an extremely feature-packed app, the developer still manages to find new and great features to add with each update. In May, these included quicker access to GPS accuracy, traveling speed and the compass; the ability to use the remote buttons on your headset to access the app; sharing of your location; weather information; saving of data to your device so that you don’t require internet access the next time that you are in the same location; and the addition of new voices.

What were your favorite app releases and updates during May?  Let us know in the comments!

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