Microsoft releases iPhone app that narrates the world for people who are blind
Americas, Assistive Technology, July 13 2017
Microsoft has released a new Seeing AI app for iPhone that uses computer vision to describe the world for people who are blind or have low vision. With the app downloaded, the users can point their phone’s camera at a person and it’ll say who they are and how they’re feeling. They can also point it at a product and it’ll tell them what it is. All of this is done using artificial intelligence that runs locally on their phone.
Seeing AI joins a small group of apps designed to help people who are blind or have low vision. Most others are aimed at a single task, like identifying a color or reading text aloud.
Microsoft’s new iPhone app is available to download in six countries, including the United States, Canada, India, Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Singapore.
The company has not yet said whether it plans to develop an Android version. Watch the Video below: