Eyesight is one of our most valuable part of our body. It allows us to see the people and things we love. Once lost, your eyesight may never be replaced. There are many people who lost their eyes accidentally or blind from childhood. For them, iPad has some applications that help blind or visually impaired people. Among them I have chosen five applications.
LookTel Money Reader is an utilities application for blind and the visually impaired. It helps the blind and visually impaired recognize US currency. It has a powerful screen-reading technology, VoiceOver.While shopping, it assists you to verify money while checking out or to ensure you are getting the right amount of change back. It can also be used to quickly and easily sort money with total independence from virtually anywhere.
It is the application for color blind. The app is designed to provide a test which gives a quick assessment of color vision deficiency of congenital origin. This is the most common form of color vision disturbances.
Vision is an app that contains several tests for your eyes and provides exercises designed to strengthen your eyes. Some of the tests include the Visual Acuity Test, Ishihara Color Vision, and Astigmatism Test. The app contains several stereograms designed to exercise your eye muscles. It is very entertainment app. Just check it out!
Digit-Eyes Audio Scanner and Labeler is an application under Lifestyle category that helps the visually impaired and blind people select products at stores. It supports iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G. It utilizes the camera to scan the UPC barcodes on products. Then, the app calls the inbuilt database of over 7.5 million products and reads out the name of the product that matches the barcode. The app has also the ability to record a message for a particular barcode. To do this, a quick-response (QR) barcode from the Digit-Eyes website is printed out on a label by local printer, scanned, and a message is recorded. Place the labels around the house to help remind you of things to do. Simply scan the label to hear the message.
It is better to buy pre-printed washable labels. Because If the labels have been washed, bleached, sent through the dryer or dry-cleaned, you’ll still be able to scan them with the Digit-Eyes app on your device and hear what you recorded about the garment.
SayText is another app that helps the visually impaired. it is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch (4th generation), iPad 2 Wi-Fi, and iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G.
It scans documents and then reads the text contained in the document to you. simply place your device center of a document and double-tap the “Take picture” -button. Then slowly elevate the device over the document. When it detects your document, it will beep and start scanning. While the OCR is running, tap the screen to hear the progress status.When the camera is done scanning, swipe the screen to initiate a read back of the text. For more information about this app.
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