Tag Archives: Visual Impairment

Perkin’s E-Learning – Choosing the Appropriate Video Magnifier

In the school system, selection of video magnifiers are typically reserved to the Teachers of the Visually Impaired. Their expertise on the needs of the student,  core curriculum and expanded core curriculum tasks make them best suited to select the AT … Continue reading

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OrCam My Reader and My Eyes for Text, Facial and Product Recognition

  Advances in optical character recognition (OCR),  object recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision has resulted in remarkable, new products to aid individuals with visual impairments. One such new device, the OrCam, provides a variety of features allowing OCR and … Continue reading

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Object Recognition Apps Feature Match Matrix

Object Recognition Apps It’s an exciting time as recognition apps for both print and objects advance and become more accurate and thus usable. With the evolution of object recognition along with artificial intelligence (AI), more and more object and AI apps … Continue reading

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BARD Mobile App from NLS

The BARD Mobile App developed by the Library of Congress is the app managing files for those registered for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Seeing the apps interface, shows it looks very similar to the … Continue reading

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