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Deafblind Tech Talk #2: Seeing A.I. app for smartphones

By Michelle Stephens – dbvmichelle@gmail.com

The Artificial Intelligence app “Seeing A.I.” 2020 is an app for the iPhone which is an amazing device and very helpful for people who are blind or have low vision or deafblind.  The features this app has are:

  1. Artificial intelligence application developed by Microsoft for iOS
  2. A camera to identify people and objects around them.
  3. Audibly describes those objects for people with low vision.
  4. Scans short texts, currency, and a picture of a person.  You can tell when the light is on or off in the room.
  5. A product channel that is used for reading bar codes, with help this is a very useful tool.  Once a bar code is identified, Seeing AI will speak the name of the item.
  6. A handwriting function which can scan most handwriting which reads with the phone and braille machine.
  7. Has a colour probe so you can tell what colours you have.
  8. Seeing AI works well with Braille THROUGHOUT THE APP.
  9. Works with large print.
  10. Help menu.
  11. You can download the FREE app in the Apple App Store.

With practice, the app works well for a Deafblind person. I would like to see more features such as vibrations on the phone rather than sound.

You can learn more on the app website: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/seeing-ai