Mobile Tools For Accessibility
Concurrent Session 4
Seeing AI is a free productivity app for the blind and visually impaired. The tool, part of a Microsoft research project that leverages the power of cloud computing and AI, essentially narrates the world! The app has several navigational "channels" that correspond with other technologies for the blind and visually impaired including: Short Text; Document; Product; Currency; Person; Handwriting, Color, Light, and Scene. Users simply choose a channel, take a picture of the desired subject matter, and listen to an audio description of it. The app also offers audio guidance on what the camera is aiming at and how to orient your device to take a picture. Come learn how this amazing app works to empower blind and lower vision individuals on the go and bring your iPhone or iPad (the device is currently only available for IOS through the App Store) to try it out on your own!