Baruch College's Computer Center for Visually Impaired People Presents "Help Me I'm Lost," An Interactive Presentation Exploring GPS Apps


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NEW YORK, NY - September 13, 2013 - The Computer Center for Visually Impaired People (CCVIP) at Baruch College is hosting an interactive presentation on new and recently updated GPS and OCR apps that help people with visual impairment. Participants can choose from two workshops held on Wednesday, September 25.

Apps that will be discussed offer location information and help identifying streets, intersection and points of interest. Featured apps include the new Seeing Eye GPS, Sendero GPS and Blind Square. Other apps to be demonstrated include Text Detective, which reads text that can be copied into other documents, emails or apps, and MoneyReader, which identifies currency denominations.

EVENT DETAILS:

WHAT: "Help Me...I'm Lost"
Demo Center Presentation

WHEN: 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. or 6 p.m. - 8 p.m..
Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WHERE: Baruch College, Information and Technology Building, 151 E. 25th St,
(between Lexington and Third Avenues), Room 655

Admission is free, but registration is encouraged. Call (646) 312-1420 to register.
A live stream of the workshop will also be available online at ustream.tv/channel/ccvipdemo.


Baruch College is a senior college in the City University of New York (CUNY) with a total enrollment of more than 17,000 students, who represent 160 countries and speak more than 100 languages. Ranked among the top 15% of U.S. colleges and the No. 4 public regional university, Baruch College is regularly recognized as among the most ethnically diverse colleges in the country. As a public institution with a tradition of academic excellence, Baruch College offers accessibility and opportunity for students from every corner of New York City and from around the world. For more about Baruch College, go to http://www.baruch.cuny.edu/.

 

Media Contacts:
Manny Romero, (646) 660-6141, manuel.romero@baruch.cuny.edu
Celene McDermott (646) 660-6134, celene.mcdermott@baruch.cuny.edu