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Get happy with Tappy

Tuesday, April 13, 2021 by Tai Moses

Tappy Guide, one of the winners of the City:One Challenge, is seeking volunteers to help launch a pilot of the app. Tappy, a virtual assistant for people with disabilities and seniors, helps people with both indoor and outdoor navigation. Volunteers are needed to serve as navigation guides. As the announcement explains, “During the pilot, a caller will open the mobile app and place a video call which will be answered by a live guide. The guide will have access to the caller’s GPS location and live video feed from the caller’s camera. Volunteers will be able to serve as guides from the convenience of their own home and schedule shifts based on their availability. Volunteers will also be provided software and sensitivity training developed by mobility specialists from the Texas School of the Blind.” For more information or to volunteer for the pilot, contact Hannah Barron at Hannah.barron@austintexas.gov.

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