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UMass Amherst PERCEPT Technology Assists Visually Impaired with Navigation

UMass Amherst professor Aura Ganz, electrical and computer engineering, has developed an electronic navigation system called PERCEPT, a seeing-eye directory for the blind and visually impaired which will provide them with verbal directions, electronic signs, and a virtual information booth for finding their way around subway stations in Boston, among other places.