Seeing AI: Free App Narrates Text, People, and Objects for Visually Impaired Kids and Others

Screenshot Seeing AI: Book cover "Where the Mountain Meets the Moon"

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Seeing AI

Free app uses AI to communicate the world to visually impaired kids

Pros: With options that include bar code scanning; screen reading; facial, color, and scene recognition, this one free tool does the job of many.

Cons: There are some issues with accuracy, and not all text is readable; for nonlinear texts, there might be issues reading text in order.

Bottom Line: Students who are blind or have visual impairments will likely find this multifunctional tool to be a welcome and useful shift from more limited apps.

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App of the Day picks are selected from the top edtech tools reviewed by Common Sense Education, which helps educators find the best ed-tech tools, learn best practices for teaching with tech, and equip students with the skills they need to use technology safely and responsibly. 

By Common Sense Education

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