iPhone & iPad Apps for the Blind &VisuallyImpaired

Friday, December 27, 2013

VizWiz Wish you had someone handy to tell you what something was or to clarify something any time of the day or night? Simply take a picture of any object and record your question. Then select whom you wish to send it to.


VizWiz Wish you had someone handy to tell you what something was or to clarify something any time of the day or night? VizWizis an amazing application that is extremely effective. Simply take a picture of any object and record your question. Then select whom you wish to send it to. Your choices are Web Worker, IQ Engine, email or Twitter. Web worker is a human volunteer who will review and answer your question. In testing we took a photo of a bottle of foundation makeup. We then asked "Is there any sunscreen in this foundation?" In less than 30 seconds we received an accurate answer from a Web Worker "Yes, the foundation has 15 SPF sunscreen. Another choice for response is IQ Engine, a character reader. The response from the IQ Engine was to recite the product UPC code. While the IQ Engine was not accurate, we do see where it could be handy for getting serial numbers or other numerical data. Email allows you to send your question to someone you know from your contacts and Twitter will tweet your question to your followers. We were impressed by VizWiz, and did we mention it is free?



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