Righthear app provides audio orientation in Israeli McDonald’s restaurants


McDonald’s installed Righthear beacons in its Israeli restaurants, launching its first audio orientation service for the visually impaired.

RightHear, a spatial orientation product is designed for people who are blind or visually impaired.

The app provides audio information based on beacons in the restaurant, with the company installing self-powered sensors near points of interest (entrances, toilets, the counter and lifts), using Bluetooth to communicate with the user’s smartphone device through the RightHear app.

Users will be informed where areas of interest are, informing them of both direction and distance, such as “To the seating area, continue in this direction for 10 feet and turn left.”

The app can also provide general information about the location in which the user is in.