[NFBOK-Talk] KNFB Reader App for Android on Sale for $19.99

Jeannie Massay jmassay1 at cox.net
Fri Oct 14 15:21:57 UTC 2016


Chris Danielsen
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
cdanielsen at nfb.org <mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>  
National Federation of the Blind Applauds Continued Support from Google for
KNFB Reader Google Supports Continued Development of Text Recognition App
that Gives the Blind Access to Print 
Baltimore, MD (October 7, 2016): The National Federation of the Blind is
pleased to announce that Google continues its support of the development and
distribution of KNFB Reader. For a limited time, KNFB Reader will be offered
for the reduced price of $19.99 for the Android app.   
KNFB Reader is a mobile app that reads print aloud. It's easy to use. Take a
photo and the app reads the text aloud in clear synthetic speech. And it's
fast-the print will be yours almost instantaneously. 
The app is fully accessible thanks to Google TalkBack and app
functionalities that guide the blind user in independently taking the
perfect picture. The app can currently recognize text in nineteen different
languages, and is compatible with connected Braille displays. 
Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said:
"We are delighted that continued support from Google will allow us to
further develop the KNFB Reader app and to get this life-changing technology
into the hands of more people who can benefit from it. We deeply appreciate
Google's continued support because it means that more people who are blind
or who have print disabilities will have a quick and convenient means of
accessing the printed word."
One new KNFB Reader user said, "I had a minor medical procedure recently and
upon discharge I was given a pile of papers which included my reported
results. For the first time in my life, I was able to read my report in
privacy and independently. If you are still wondering whether to buy this
app, all I can say is that for me it was a good investment. I can imagine
myself using the KNFB reader on a daily basis." 
To purchase KNFB Reader, visit the Google Play store:
About the National Federation of the Blind:
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back.


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