TapTapSee is Free (again!)

The app 'TapTapSee' has now been made available for free - Community Services Development Manager Mark Belcher talks us through some of its features:

Just an heads-up to say TapTapSee free totally free to use as of the 23rd February 2016; including the costs associated with the fun bit… image recognition.

What is it?

For those that do not know, TapTapSee is a mobile camera application designed specifically for blind and visually impaired phone and tablet users. The app utilizes the device’s camera and VoiceOver functions to photograph objects and identify them out loud for the user; you must turn on VoiceOver to get the obvious benefit of audio description.

Image is of Tap Tap See in use on an iPhone: the camera is pointing at a £10 note, and the captain beneath it recognises what the camera is pointing at. Image is of Tap Tap See in use on an iPhone: the camera is pointing at a piggy bank with a Union Jack design, and the captain beneath it recognises what the camera is pointing at.

The app can be fun but also practical; the two images show this concept by recognising our images and providing accurate captions:

  • Image one says: 10 England pound
  • Image two says: blue, red and white piggy bank on a brown wood

Where is it available for?

The app can be downloaded from the GooglePlay store (for Android products) and on the Apple store (for iPhones and iPads).

Get tapping away, check it out and let us know how it helps!

Want to know more about TapTapSee? Visit the website

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