Breaking Down Barriers To Independence

 In #zerobarriers, Motivational Monday
WeWALK CEO and co-founder Kursat Ceylan, holding the WeWalk smart-cane and accompanied by several young engineers from Young Guru Acadamy (YGA) in Turkey. Photo credit:

We Walk CEO and co-founder Kursat Ceylan, holds a WeWalk cane accompanied by engineers from Young Guru Academy in Turkey. Photo credit:

People are amazing.  Every so often someone develops a product that can enrich the lives of those who use it.  Last year we shared a story about Chiko Asakawa, the IBM developer who developed the smartphone app called NavCog, which helps the visually impaired to navigate inside complex indoor environments.  Check out this video demonstration of how NavCog can assist someone who is blind to navigate inside a building.  The video shows Chieko walking through a large building with the app.


Like Chieko, Kursat Cevlan, also created something that helps to make life more accessible for those who are visually impaired.  Check out this story on

Tools for Life

Not only are NavCog and WeWalk helpful in navigating your way around town, they help to bring independence to those who are blind.  Breaking down barriers and providing access for all.

Pam from Freedom Resource Center holding a chalk board with the word 'Independence' written on it.

We will continue to push for independence for all. Freedom Resource Center.


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