The WayAround App is designed to be simple, accessible, and intuitive for anyone with any degree of vision loss. This guide provides step-by-step instructions to get you started using WayAround quickly and effectively.
What is WayAround?
WayAround is an NFC-based information system that works with an app on your Android or iOS based smart device. It gives on-demand details about everyday things, just by scanning a smart tag placed on any object.
How is WayAround different from braille or tactile labeling systems?
We are big fans of labeling, no matter what kind of label you use. WayAround lets you store much more information than traditional labels do. The description can be many paragraphs long (up to 2K characters). Our smart fields let you add other details, too, like expiration dates, ingredients, laundering instructions, and more.
I thought WayAround was for getting around in public spaces. Are you still doing that?
Yes, and it's here! WayAround 3.0, released in Fall 2019, included WayAround for Public Spaces. This powerful software gives anyone the ability to write public information. It's great for schools, universities, museums, municipalities, and facilities that want to provide better information for everyone, especially those with vision loss.
Can sighted people use WayAround?
Absolutely! Even though WayAround was created for people with vision loss, sighted people can benefit from our smart information system. Like many products that have been created with accessibility in mind, WayAround's focus on an easy experience for those with vision loss results in a product that’s intuitive and useful for everyone.
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