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GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM (GPS) DEVICES USE A SATELLITE IN EARTH ORBIT FOR NAVIGATION OF STREET MAPS AND POINTS OF INTEREST IN URBAN AND RURAL AREAS. THESE GPS READINGS ARE CALLED GEO TAGS. WITH VOICE-OUTPUT, A HANDHELD GPS BECOMES VISION LOSS ACCESSIBLE AND CAN TELL WHERE TO FIND ADDRESSES, ATMs, HOTELS, RESTAURANTS AND MEDICAL CENTERS, AS WELL AS TRANSPORTATION SERVICES.

A NUMBER OF BRANDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM DISABILITY PRODUCT MAIL-ORDER HOUSES AND SOMETIMES DIRECTLY FROM THE MANUFACTURER.

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