[Nfbmo] I-Phone could take the win out of KNFB Reader.
goodfolks at charter.net
Tue Jun 29 12:17:19 UTC 2010
the I phone will have an OCR app soon. thus no need to pay two grand for
the kurzweil reader , phone , and talks or moble speak. the 3 g as well as
the new 4g phone will work with this OCR software. and the I phone has it's
own speech software which is FREE. So go and listen to the file below and
see for yourself.
SayText is an app designed especially for the visually impaired and by the
way, it's free! In a few words to describe it's use, you need to place the
iPhone on the center of a document. There's a big button for starting the
tool, tap it. ?Slowly elevate the i Phohne upwards from the document until
you hear a beep sound - this indicates, that the document is now fully in
frame and the camera will shoot automatically, when the picture is stable /
focused. ?Now only thing you have to do, is to wait for a few seconds. (You
can tap the screen to hear the OCR progress, e.g. OCR 35%). ?When the OCR is
ready you can start the voiceover to read the document out loud. The app
should come to Appstore in a week or so. There is a website for SayText:
There's also a video, where Mr. Heikki Ekola, a totally blind person uses
it. He's representing the Finnish Federation of the Visually Impaired - You
can find the video here:
This video is also at the SayText homepage.
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