Saturday, March 30, 2013

TapTapSee App

Logo of TapTapSee App
Just got an email from the Ai Squared Blog telling us about TapTapSee, a new app designed for the blind and visually impaired that can be used to identify what's in front of you. You point the device at the object, double tap when the object is in focus, and within seconds, VoiceOver tells you what it is.

My husband, Bill, tried it on our cat and it said, "Picture 1 is a black cat." Then he tried it on our dog and it said "Picture 2 is a white puppy." Actually, she's white and black. On a photograph in a frame on a shelf, it said it was "a couple's photo." When he took a picture of me, it said, "Picture 3 is a woman using laptop."

He tried it on a can of SpotNot, a pair of binoculars, a package of sun-dried tomatoes, a banana, a pill container, and a remote control and the app correctly identified all of them.  You can even go back one photo and hear it again if you miss it. All in all, we were pretty impressed.

This is a free app that is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. You can download it at this link: TapTapSee.