Successful Nearby Explorer App Spins Off Into New Company

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American Printing House (APH) is ensuring its powerful location exploration app will lead the way in the field of accessible indoor navigation. After years of seeing great success with the app Nearby Explorer, APH saw an opportunity to take the technology to the next level.

The new company, Access Explorer, will continue to grow and adapt the technology to create a product that will continue to help users navigate new spaces independently.

“APH has been working in accessibility for more than 160 years, and indoor navigation technology is the new frontier of accessibility,” explains APH president Craig Meador. “We are going to continue as a leader, convener, collaborator, and pioneer: this company is part of our commitment to making sure that navigation technology moves forward in a way that includes everyone.”

To lead this new venture, APH has hired Jose Gaztambide as the CEO of Access Explorer. With a background in software design and development Gaztambide has the skills needed to adapt Nearby Explorer and ensure it is at the forefront of all new advancements.

“I could not be more honored or excited to join Access Explorer as its CEO,” says Gaztambide. “Access Explorer is poised to lead the market in equipping people who are blind or visually impaired with technology to navigate indoor spaces more freely than ever before. I am humbled by the potential, inspired by the mission, and deeply committed to stewarding this important effort.”

Joining Gaztambide is Ed Scott. Scott has a long history of working in software development and will join Access Explorer as the Chief Technology Officer (CTO).

“I’m very excited to be a part of this new venture that started at APH and will continue to be advanced by Access Explorer,” says Scott. “We have an opportunity to develop technology that makes a positive impact for people who are blind or visually impaired by helping them explore indoor spaces, and that is just the starting point.”

The new spinoff will allow Nearby Explorer to grow in ways it couldn’t under the non-profit umbrella of APH. The changes are an opportunity to expand how and who the app serves and create a future that belongs to everyone.

To learn more about Access Explorer, visit www.accessexplorer.net.

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