How it worksEach Smart Beacon broadcasts customized messages that can be received by smartphones, providing passengers with information on their location and points of interest along the way, including the location of check-in, security screening, washrooms, coffee options and pet relief areas.
As soon as you enter the range of a Smart Beacon, you will hear information about your surroundings. When it is active, but no Smart Beacon is in reach, a sequence of three beeps will be played in decreasing volume. As soon as a Smart Beacon appears in your range, BlindSquare will play faster beeps in a lower pitch. The closer the Smart Beacon is to you, the faster the beeps will be played.
To use BlindSquare for free as passengers of Toronto Pearson, simply download the BlindSquare Event app in the Apple App store and ensure that the Bluetooth setting on your phone is turned on. The information will automatically populate when you are at the airport and in range of a beacon. Regular data charges may apply.
Need more info about the app? Go to the BlindSquare website.
For specific questions or comments about the customized beacon installation, passengers can contact the CNIB contact centre.