[Nfbmo] Fw: Bureau of Engraving and Printing Launches EyeNoteApp to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired Denominate US Currency
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Tue May 17 20:36:02 UTC 2011
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Launches EyeNoteTApp to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired Denominate US Currency
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From: Neal Ewers
Sent: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 2:56 PM
Subject: Bureau of Engraving and Printing Launches EyeNoteApp to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired Denominate US Currency
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Launches EyeNoteTApp
to Help the Blind and Visually Impaired Denominate US Currency
The Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) has developed a free downloadable application (app) to assist the blind and visually impaired denominate US currency. The app is called EyeNoteT. EyeNoteT is a mobile device app designed for Apple iPhone (3G, 3Gs, 4), and the 4th Generation iPod Touch and iPad2 platforms, and is available through the Apple iTunes App Store.
EyeNoteT uses image recognition technology to determine a note's denomination. The mobile device's camera requires 51 percent of a note's scanned image, front or back, to process. In a matter of seconds, EyeNoteT can provide an audible or vibrating response, and can denominate all Federal Reserve notes issued since 1996. Free downloads will be available whenever new US currency designs are introduced. Research indicates that more than 100,000 blind and visually impaired individuals could currently own an Apple iPhone.
The EyeNoteTM app is one of a variety of measures the government is working to deploy to assist the visually impaired community to denominate currency, as proposed in a recent Federal Register notice. These measures include implementing a Currency Reader Program whereby a United States resident, who is blind or visually impaired, may obtain a coupon that can be applied toward the purchase of a device to denominate United States currency; continuing to add large high contrast numerals and different background colors to redesigned currency; and, raised tactile features may be added to redesigned currency, which would provide users with a means of identifying each denomination via touch.
More information is available at http://www.eyenote.gov/ or through email at eyenote at bep.goMore information can be found also at: http://www.bep.treas.gov/uscurrency/meaningfulaccess -----
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