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About this App: Calls you can see. By being FCC certified and thanks to a federally funded program, CaptionMate provides a free service for individuals with hearing loss that allows users the ability to read both sides of a phone conversation instantaneously. CaptionMate works on smart phones, tablets, and all other phones, even your landline.
About this App: Cloud Battery reports the battery levels of your iPod, iPhone, iPad and Mac devices connected to the same iCloud account. The app is free with ads or ads can be eliminated with a one-time app purchase. It must be installed on all devices for which you wish battery status. Background app refresh and iCloud settings specific to the Cloud Battery app must be enabled in order for Cloud Battery to work properly. The app also has widget support. The app is fully accessible to install, configure and use. The app is a benefit for those who have multiple Apple devices since it eliminates the need to physically check each device's battery status.
About this App: 750,000 Accessible Restaurant Menus On your iPhone ® in the palm of your hand. Yes, that's not a typo. The Menus4ALL iPhone app offers 500,000 accessible menus in the United States and 250,000 accessible menus in Canada. Wherever you are and whenever you want The Menus4ALL iPhone app is the largest network of restaurant menus in one place and all of the menus are fully accessible. Perfect for when you are out running errands and want to know what restaurants are near your current location. Great for planning a night out with friends. Favorite menus that you want to look at later or when you know you are going back for that amazing dish. Learn more today at: https://www.menus4all.com or download the app using the link below.
About this App: Simply hold your phone to your ear to answer an incoming call. When the app detects the phone is near your ear during an incoming call, it will beep 5 times and then answer the call. No ads, no unnecessary permissions and no unnecessary battery drain. Easy to enable and disable. Doesn't replace your incoming call screen, so you don't need to learn anything new. This app is Open Source. The source code is available at: https://github.com/TheLastProject/RaiseToAnswer.
About this App: Seeing AI can do much more than just recgognize text ... It can recognize cash, read a barcode, describe a scene, detect people, and detect color and light. This is free, like Envision.
About this App: The Sero app features radio stations, podcasts and reading services of special interest to blind and visually impaired users. All stations under Community Radio are owned and/or operated by persons with limited or no eye sight. Genres include oldies, 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s, alternative, classic Rock, Old Time Radio and more. Reading services provide narration of newspapers, magazines, periodicals and other print publications including: USA Today, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times and hundreds more. Podcasts are produced by blind and partially sighted individuals, and cover topics including: broadcasting, computers, radio, technology, independent living, travel, and much more.
About this App: This app recognizes documents, can scan instants, barcodes, and can describe what your camera is pointing at.
About this App: Supersense is the smartest and simplest scanner app made for the blind and visually impaired users to read any text format, currency or product details from a barcode independently. With the power of AI, Supersense automatically figures out what you are trying to scan, guides you on how to point the camera, and reads the content in the right format. Its unique design minimizes the time and frustrations of scanning and reading text for a blind and visually impaired user. Full features of Supersense: Smart Scanner: The app automatically detects whether you are trying to quickly read a piece of text, a long document, a currency or a barcode. Smart Guidance: The app guides you on how to point the camera and finds the best angle to have the most accurate results. Quick Read: Instantly read the text presented in front of the rear camera. Document: Read longer documents with the assistance of smart guidance. Once the text has been recognized, use VoiceOver commands to navigate through the recognized text and share it to other apps. Multipage Scanning: Scan documents with multiple pages simultaneously and navigate through the text. Currency: Recognize.
About this App: This app combines magnification with the ability to search for a keyword in the physical world. Search documents, product labels, bank statements, or restaurant menus for your keyword and the app will locate the areas of interest for you. Then you may zoom in to read details. The app can tolerate typos in your keywords and errors in OCR results. A great app for vision impaired who read with magnification.
About this App: Scan paper documents, labels, signs with the camera and recognize text. Listen using built-in text-to-speech. Save and export. Unlimited use: no subscriptions or additional charges. State-of-the-art A.I. for OCR and text recognition: Fast and accurate, even in poor lighting conditions. Works entirely on device: No need for internet and your data stays private. Recognizes text in the following languages: Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish. ScanTone, a sound that represents the amount of recognizable text in the camera's field of view in real time. It uses artificial intelligence to analyze the live feed from the camera for text, angle, rotation, and document edges. Exports scans as plain text or accessible PDF with embedded text. Works with Voice Dream Reader, our full-featured text-to-speech reader. Sends scanned documents directly to Reader. Detailed Feature List: Scanning. ScanTone. Live edges/crop detection. Flashlight. Batch mode for scanning multiple pages quickly. Intelligent auto capt.
About this App: WayAround is the app for your smart device that provides on-demand details about everyday things. The simple tag-and-scan approach lets you quickly and easily identify things around you. It also provides extra details, like how something works or when it expires. Our blog, Youtube channel, and social media pages focus on providing helpful tips and ways that our WayTag NFC tags can assist users in their everyday lives. Find us at: https://www.wayaround.com/blog/ or https://www.youtube.com/wayaround.