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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