[nfb-talk] U.S. Department of Education Announces NewApp to Identify U.S. Currency to Assist Individuals who are Blind
k7uij at panix.com
Mon Oct 15 16:01:13 UTC 2012
When I tried the U.S. Treasury app, EyeNote, a year or so ago, it wasn't nearly as good as the LookTel MoneyReader which is marketed by a private company. EyeNote was much fussier with respect to currency placement. Things may have changed in the interim, however. I'll give it another go and see how it compares these days.
On Oct 15, 2012, at 8:32, "Lloyd Rasmussen" <lras at sprynet.com> wrote:
> I think somebody misspoke. There is a US Treasury app for the iPhone. It used to have a reputation of not being nearly as good as Looktell, but I was talking to someone this weekend who says it is fine. It's probably time to straighten this out on Applevis.com.
> -----Original Message----- From: Steve Jacobson
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> For those of us who have not migrated to the I Phone yet, is the LookTell app a Department of Education/Treasury app?
> Best regards,
> Steve Jacobson
> On Sun, 14 Oct 2012 20:07:56 -0700, Mike Freeman wrote:
>> The original KNFB Reader (the one that was a PDA) actually read currency
>> quite well. But there ain't nothing quite like the LookTel MoneyReader.
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>> There's also the IBill and the knfb reader, which has a command for
>> identifying currency.
>> I think the OCR apps like kurzweil and OpenBook also id currency, but they
>> are not mobile.
>> I have the knfb reader, but I have had problems holding the money in the
>> right orientation to get a successful scan.
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