In this week’s edition of Discovered Technologies, we present you with Step-Hear, a simple to use orientation, information and audio messaging system. Step-Hear was designed to assist blind or visually impaired people by providing them with an Activator they can wrap around their wrist. This Activator will start to vibrate and beep when it is in range of a Step-Hear Base Unit. By pressing a button on the Activator, the Step-Hear Base Unit will play an audio message that guides people who are blind or visually impaired based on the location’s settings. Take a look at the following video to understand how this works. Step-Hear may be integrated with different applications and services: ATM machines and information terminals, traffic light systems, public buses and bus station systems, train services, information kiosks etc. Potential users need to use the contact information on the website to request information. The video demonstrates its capabilities by having a blind user walk up to a pole that is connected to a Base Unit in the middle of a walkway. Upon pressing the button in the Activator, the base unit tells its user “go left” to find their destination. A second solution of theirs is “Call-Hear”, and its purpose is to notify a location’s employees that a blind or visually impaired person needs assistance. In order to do this the visitor needs an activator to ring a bell. Call-Hear and Step-Hear are devices created to help people who are blind or visually impaired. This is an idea that may be able to help many people if the communities and service providers support the technology.