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Accessibility Minute - Assistive Technology Tips and Tricks for Everyone

Jan 26, 2018

271-1-26-18 Seeing AI App:
Hey there! Welcome to Accessibility Minute, your weekly look at Assistive Technology, those clever tools and devices designed to help people who have difficulties with vision, mobility, hearing or other special needs!
The Seeing AI app from Microsoft brings several object recognition tools to a single app.  It is a great tool for individuals with low vision as it provides information about who and what is around them.
According to Microsoft's website, "Seeing AI is a Microsoft research project that brings together the power of the cloud and AI to deliver an intelligent app, designed to help you navigate your day."  
Features of Seeing AI are:
  • The app speaks text as soon as it appears in front of the camera
  • Provides audio guidance to capture a printed page, and recognizes the text, along with its original formatting
  • Gives audio beeps to help locate barcodes and then scans them to identify products
  • Recognizes friends and describes people around you, including their emotions
  • Identifies currency bills, recognizes colors, and more
Check it out on the App Store to learn more.
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