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AT&T's Challenge To Developers: Inventive Apps For The Disabled

AT&T is offering $100,000 to help develop technology specifically aimed at aiding those with disabilities.

"When I go into a building--especially a new building--it's one of the most stressful experiences of my life," said Gus Chalkias. "I have no idea the layout, I have no idea where I'm supposed to go."

Chalkias is blind. Google Maps can get him to his desired location, but once inside, he's lost. There are times, he says, when he doesn't know where he is at the end of the day.

As of now, all the apps, devices, and wearables out there don't meet Chalkias's needs. That's why he has volunteered to work as one of four exemplars for AT&T's latest app challenge, which is offering up $100,000 for technology specifically aimed at aiding those with disabilities. 

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