A new app, for the disabled, has emerged to help them navigate the real estate industry.
The app, called the Disabled Access app, will be available to developers as part of the real-estate app beta test on the App Store later this month, and is available now for free on the Google Play Store.
“We are working on the new app that will enable the blind and visually impaired to be more involved in the real world,” said the developers.
“It is an accessible app, it will not make it impossible for them to do anything, it is a way for them and the developers to interact.”
In its beta phase, the app is meant to be used by blind or visually impaired people in real estate situations, but developers are also looking at adding other types of users.
“It will be interesting to see if this app can become a big hit for us,” said James Lander, CEO of the American Housing and Mortgage Finance Corporation (AHMFC).
“We have heard of a lot of interest from our customers and are excited to see what they think.”
The app is also available for iOS and Android devices.
It will include a navigation system that uses voice-guided commands to guide users through the realty industry, including a list of all real estate agents that currently have accessibility-friendly policies.
A representative for the AHMFC, which is also part of HMRC, confirmed the app would be available as part the beta testing.
“The app will be fully compatible with any iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, and we are excited about adding it to our app portfolio,” the spokesperson said.
“The accessibility app has been in development for more than a year, and it is designed to enable people with the most common conditions, including those with chronic health conditions, to be able to participate in the industry, which has a real impact on the lives of our customers.”