Blind Runner – level 1

27-11-2020 07:00

Thomas Panek is 49 years old. He is blind. It means that he cannot see. He is the president of an organization that trains guide dogs. Guide dogs help blind people travel around.

Panek loves running. He runs more than 20 big races with his guide dog. But Panek wants to make running easier for blind people. He gets an idea.

He wants to make an app for blind people. Panek works with people from Google. They make an app called Guideline. The app guides a runner. He needs only the app, his smartphone, and headphones.

Panek tests the app in Central Park in New York City, US. He runs five kilometers. He runs alone without his dog. The app works well. It checks where the runner is. It tells him where to go.

Difficult words: travel around (to move from one place to another), running (when you run), app (a special software that someone downloads in his phone), guide (to show someone the way to a place).

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