New KNFB Reader App that makes blind to see
The new KNFB Smart Phone App allows the blind people to here an audio of the printed words.
This $99 app was presented by James Gashel, Vice President of Business Development at K-NFB Reading Technology Inc. and Secretary of the National Federation of the Blind, during the General Session of the Convention, before a presentation of Ray Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google Inc
Blind people say the KNFB Reader app will enable a new level of engagement in everyday life.
The app allows users to adjust or tilt the camera, and reads printed materials out loud by using the pattern recognition and image- processing technology as well as new smartphone hardware.
The app will be available on Android in the coming months.
Also a version of the app for Google Glass will be explored, a postage stamp-sized computer screen that attaches to eyeglass frames and is capable of taking photos, recording video and playing sound.