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School of Medicine Columbia

Demonstration and Overview of WeWALK Cane and App

Type: Recorded Webinar
Location: Webinar with Transcript
Cost: Free. (Registration is required.)


Participants must register to receive the webinar video link and transcript.

About the Program

Join us for an introduction to the WeWALK smart cane and app! WeWALK is a smart cane developed to improve the mobility of visually impaired people, allowing them full and equal participation in everyday life. The smart cane works in tandem with the app to help you navigate the world around you with fully accessible turn-by-turn GPS navigation, carefully designed for blind and low vision users. WeWALK’s smart city integration gives information about the world around you such as public transportation options and an exploration mode to help you discover popular points of interests near you.

Before the Training: We kindly ask that all registrants download the WeWALK app before the session so that they can follow along during the session. You can download and install WeWALK app by tapping the link here from your iOS or Android phone.

Participants will learn:
• WeWALK’s mission
• WeWALK Smart Cane hardware features
• WeWALK app features
• Q&A

About the Presenters

Jean Marc Feghali portrait

Jean Marc Feghali

Jean Marc Feghali (R&D Lead) is a visually-impaired PhD researcher at Imperial College in visually impaired mobility and TfL IDAG advisory board member, receiving several academic awards including the Medal for Outstanding Achievement and the Walter Redlich Prize for Academic Excellence.

Joe Alfonso portrait

Joe Alfonso

Joe Alfonso is a Community Manager at WeWALK and with years of professional experience in the field of technology at Mars Inc./Wrigley as an IT Site Lead and as an Information Risk Management Sr. Consultant at Allstate Investments LLC.



CART captioning is provided for all SCATP webinars. If you need an additional accommodation to participate in this webinar, please contact the SC Assistive Technology Program at least one week prior to the webinar via e-mail or  by calling 803-935-5263.

All SC Assistive Technology Program’s webinars are recorded and archived on our training page. If you cannot attend the live session, please go to our training page 24 hours after the webinar and register for the video link and transcript.

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact the SC Assistive Technology Program at e-mail or by calling 803-935-5263.

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