New KNFB Reader App that makes blind to see

by JothiS 2014-09-22 15:53:11

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.


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