EyeNote app helps blind people to identify US currency

Americas, September 4 2011

EyeNote appThe EyeNote application was developed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for blind people to use as a tool to increase accessibility to U.S. currency. EyeNote is built for the Apple iOS to allow the user to scan a bank note and communicate its value back to the user. The app currently runs on the iPhone 3G and 3Gs, the iPhone 4, the 4th Generation iPod touch, and the iPad 2.

EyeNote uses image recognition technology to determine a U.S. currency note’s denomination, based on an image taken by the device’s camera. The device sign’s camera requires 51 percent of a report’s scanned image, front or back, to suit. In a matter of seconds, EyeNote can provide an audible or vibrating answer, and can denominate all Federal Reserve notes issued from that time 1996.

The app is available as a free download on the Apple App Store. It runs without any special filters or background material. A data connection is not required for the app to work.

For more information, please visit www.eyenote.gov

By Aqeel Qureshi

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