Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Tom's Corner has a New Home!

Tom's Corner has now migrated to its new Youtube Channel and can be found here

For those of you not in the know, Tom's Corner is the weekly radio show featuring Tom Perski, Senior VP/Rehabilitation at The Chicago Lighthouse. Each week Tom talks about the latest and greatest in Assistive Technology in an informative and entertaining manner. You can catch the show live every

Saturday morning from 7:45am-8:00am on WCPT (820-AM 

& FM) or catch up with past broadcasts on our Youtube


Navigation Just Became a Breeze...

For the blind and visually impaired, navigation around unfamiliar areas can be a scary proposition. Talking GPS units can be a godsend in this situation, providing street by street navigation that can guide a blind or visually impaired pedestrian to their destination. The Trekker Breeze from Humanware was one of the best GPS systems on the market but was hampered by slow connection time to satellites and a problem losing it's signal in built up urban areas. 

Humanware have just released a solution to these problems in the Trekker Breeze+, an updated version of the Trekker Breeze that promises drastically reduced connection time to satellites and much better signal retainment in built up areas.It offers some other great features such as the ability to create your own landmarks, browse points of interest in your area and set routes to them, and even the ability to explore routes virtually before embarking on them.

The Trekker Breeze+ comes in at a great price point at $799 if you don't already own a Breeze, or $199 if you have a Breeze already and want to update it to the Breeze+ model. 

We think the Trekker Breeze+ is a great tool, but don't take our word for it! Check out the video demonstration below and see for yourself, then see it on our website here