Microsoft’s popular app Seeing AI lets blind and partially sighted people get a better understanding of the world around them thanks to artificial intelligence.
You can read documents, identify products and currency, and even people just by pointing your smartphone at whatever it is you want to see.
New features just announced include iPad support and the ability to explore photos by touch. You can also reorder what they call the ‘channels’ such as Scene, Document, People etc to suit you.
Robin Christopherson from AbilityNet shared his thoughts and reviews the new features for Double Tap Online. Check out his review and let us know your thoughts in the comments.
I am an absolute geek who loves technology. I also happen to be severely sight impaired and that has meant my journey with new technology has been challenging. What I've learnt is what I want to share with others and I do that on air in the UK on RNIB Connect Radio's weekly Tech Talk radio show and podcast, and on AMI-Audio's Double Tap Canada radio show and podcast. I'm also a very lucky husband and the owner of the world's coolest dog!