[Ct-nfb] OT New Ap

Richard McGaffin rmcgaffin at snet.net
Sat Mar 23 10:35:30 UTC 2013

Perhaps you might like to talk about this at our April meeting

--- On Fri, 3/22/13, Blindhands at aol.com <Blindhands at aol.com> wrote:

From: Blindhands at aol.com <Blindhands at aol.com>
Subject: [Ct-nfb] OT New Ap
To: ct-nfb at nfbnet.org
Date: Friday, March 22, 2013, 12:41 PM

I don't know how new this app for the IPhone is, but the folks over at the Krafters Division just came across it and are telling us all about it.  It is over in the Apple Ap store.

Tap Tap See is a camera app for blind people. Sure, any partially or non-sighted person could just snap bad, out-of-focus pictures of their shoes, or of the backs of their friends heads, with any camera app. But only Tap Tap See will then say to them, out loud, “Shoes,” or “Head.”
You see, Tap Tap See is like a sighted assistant that never grow tired of you asking “what’s that?”
The app is designed to be used by the visually impaired, which means that you’ll have to turn on Voice Over on your iPhone to get it to actually speak the results. Voiceover is one of many built-in services which make the iPhone easier to use for people who can’t see it or touch it properly.
One done, you just point it at something and double-tap the screen. It’ll tell you it has snapped a picture (“Photo 5 taken,” or something similar) and then, a few seconds later, it’ll read out the result. I pointed it at my legs, as any good, lazy blogger is bound to do with a new camera app, and the app said “blue jeans.” I tried it with my iPhone (“Apple iPhone”), and a ceiling lamp (“hanging lamp”). 
Joyce Kane
Blindhands at AOL.com 
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