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A Blind Computer Software Engineer From Toronto is Giving Eyes to Those Who Can’t See

By: Christopher Reynolds Staff Reporter Published on Thu Aug 13 2015

David Best, a former IBM web developer, has just helped usher in the first pilot system in Canada created specifically to help visually impaired people nearly 200,000 in Ontario alone navigate the indoors.

A network of “iBeacons” launched last month inside the headquarters of the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) in north Toronto could, Best believes, sweep aside travel barriers, boost blind independence and open up worlds beyond the tip of the cane.


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