RBC Partners with CNIB Frontier Accessibility to Improve Accessibility for Canadians

RBC has partnered with CNIB Frontier Accessibility to offer BlindSquare, the world’s most widely used accessible GPS app developed for people who are blind or partially sighted, at more than 305 RBC branches across Canada. This customized integration by CNIB Frontier Accessibility will provide a new level of access for all users. Paired with third-party navigation apps, BlindSquare’s self-voicing technology delivers detailed points of interest and intersections for safe, reliable travel at the branches – both inside and outside.

“RBC is always exploring ways to support and enhance our clients’ experience and support their needs. The opportunity to partner with CNIB and install BlindSquare in key locations throughout the network was an easy decision,” said Rasha Khayat Angel, VP, Physical Network Strategy with RBC. 

The installation provides free access to the BlindSquare EVENT app, which allows people with sight loss to explore their surroundings independently, safely, and with confidence. In conjunction with physical beacons, the app will provide audible information about the RBC branch and its facilities as the user approaches.

“This partnership is important as enables us to break down barriers by bringing accessible wayfinding solutions to our communities,” says David Demers, President, CNIB Frontier Accessibility. “Through this initiative, RBC is demonstrating its commitment to creating a Canada where everyone can live, work, and play.”

BlindSquare EVENT is available for download on the App Store.

Click HERE for the full press release.

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