Seeing AI app from Microsoft

The Seeing AI app uses artificial intelligence and the camera on an iPhone, optimized for use with VoiceOver, to perform a number of useful functions:

  • Short Text – Speaks text as soon as it appears in front of the camera.
  • Documents – Provides audio guidance to capture a printed page, and recognizes the text, along with its original formatting.
  • Products – Scans barcodes, using audio beeps to guide you; hear the name, and package information when available.
  • People – Saves people’s faces so you can recognize them, and get an estimate of their age, gender, and emotions.
  • Scenes (early preview) – Hear an overall description of the scene captured.
  • Images in other apps – Just tap “Share” and “Recognize with Seeing AI” to describe images from Mail, Photos, Twitter, and more.

Seeing IA YouTube clip

Victor Reader Stream Tutorials – The Basics

Below you will find a link to some e-learning material developed for the Statewide Vision Resource Centre

Garry Stinchcombe presents a series of videos on the basics of the Victor Reader Stream.

The Victor Reader Stream is a handheld media player for the blind and low vision. It Plays DAISY books, MP3, MP4, EPUB, and many other media formats. It has easy access to over 36,000 web radio stations, and wireless access to rich media content. It can record voice and media with built-in microphone or line-in. Speach output is delivered by a choice of two built-in, human-sounding voices for a pleasant text-to-speech experience. Built-in wireless networking capability keeps you connected. It Weighs les than 110 grams.

The first 3 Tutorials are now up on YouTube.

If you’d like to check them out, here’s the link: Victor Reader Stream Tutorials

Two more video tutorials on the Victor Reader Stream

two more video tutorials on the Victor Reader Stream New Generation.

Tutorial 4 – on the Victor Reader Stream: Garry takes a look at power, pitch, speed and volume controls

Tutorial 5: Garry delves into the Bookshelf feature