[Nfbmo] I-Phone could take the win out of KNFB Reader.
b.schulz at sbcglobal.net
Tue Jun 29 14:25:19 UTC 2010
any chance these phones have an option for not having to pay 30-60 bucks a
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From: "Fred Olver" <goodfolks at charter.net>
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Sent: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 7:17 AM
Subject: [Nfbmo] I-Phone could take the win out of KNFB Reader.
> 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
> 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.
> Fred Olver
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