b'Opportunities For OhioansWith Disabilities And FranklinTransform The Student ExperienceThrough itsContinuing its mission to provide access, Franklin University has partnered with partnership withOpportunities for Ohioans with Disabilities (OOD) to become the first four-year university Opportunitiesin the nation to offer an innovative navigation support system for students who are blind or for Ohioans withhave low vision.Disabilities,BlindSquare works by determining a users Franklin is usinglocation using an iOS devices GPS capabilities and looking up information about the technologysurrounding environment, which at Franklin University is provided by a series of beacons to make thearound campus and in select buildings. After finding directional information, the app on-campusprovides a clear, synthetic voice to help a user experience morenavigate. It can track the users destination Were very excited to provideand periodically announce the distance and technology that expands access,engaging fordirection while travelling as well as mark Dr. Decker said. Its our honor tostudents who locations for future use.be able to help transform the livesGovernor Mike DeWine joined OOD Director of students with disabilities throughare blind or have Kevin Miller and Franklin University President Dr. David Decker to announce the technological access to all of thelow vision.collaboration aimed at improving access to opportunities on campus. education and employment for students who are blind as well as those with low vision or mobility challenges.8 Clocktower | Franklin News'