App aims to help blind visitors find their way around city
A new app has been launched to help blind people navigate their way around Dublin city.
The free Walk Dublin app was designed to complement the wayfinding system that was introduced to the city last year and is an initiative of Dublin City Council.
The app developers worked closely with the National Council for the Blind to ensure it would help blind people navigating their way around the city.
Lord Mayor of Dublin Naoise Ó Muirí said the app would work well with the way- finding and signage scheme around the city.
“The function . . . is to assist people . . . to obtain information about the key cultural and institutional attractions in the city,” he said. “[It] provides for 100 points of interest ranging from the smaller cultural destinations to the city’s national cultural destinations.”