Thursday, December 19, 2013


Photo of iPhone with
EyeNote App
EyeNote® is a free mobile device application to identify denominations of Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency) as an aid for the blind or visually impaired.

The EyeNote® application (app) was developed by the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) for the blind or visually impaired to use as a tool to increase accessibility to Federal Reserve Notes (U.S. paper currency). EyeNote® is built for the Apple iOS to allow the user to scan a bank note and communicate its value back to the user.
The app is available as a free download on the Apple App Store℠. It runs without any special filters or background material. A data connection is not required for the app to work.

  • OneTouch, hand-held operation.
  • Face or back of note to camera.
  • Partial note recognition (note can be handheld).
  • Any circular orientation.
  • No equipment modification, special background materials or special lighting required.
  • Camera flash is not required.
  • No data connection required - all processing on device.
  • Currency designs from Series 1996 and forward.
  • Note can be on a complex background.
  • 2-4 second response time.
  • User selectable spoken output English or Spanish, based on device language setting.
  • Spoken mode also indicates the front or back of note to assist in vending use.
  • Simplified on screen instructions (read aloud when device is set to VoiceOver in Accessibility mode)