The UDL Educational Technology Guide 2019-2020: Technology for Special Education

John F. O'Sullivan

Section 6 GPS Apps


Nearby Explorer

This app uses GPS and helps you navigate independently without the help of another person. The app gets good reviews.

Nearby Explorer Online

You can find your location with this free app. The same company makes a similar paid app called “Nearby Explorer.”

Ariadne GPS

This is a talking map program with GPS. A person with a visual impairment could use this to direct them to different areas. The app is listed on several websites and is widely recommended. 

Sunu Band

This is a band that looks like a watch that warns you of what is around you. It uses echo location to give you feedback on what is around you.


This is a GPS app developed for the blind. The app tells you about information regarding your surroundings. This app works regardless of how you are traveling. 

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