TapTapSee: Here’s an iPhone App for the Vision Impaired


This is beyond cool. It’s TapTapSee. It’s an app that allows visually impaired persons to snap quick photos to identify objects around them. It works easily for snapping photos. You aim, the iPhone beeps when it’s ready, and you double-tap anywhere on the screen.

If you turn Voiceover on, the handset will let you know what’s going on with audio cues. I snapped a few photos, and it recognized a bottle of Advil, a microphone and a Virus B synth. For instance, “Photo two is a bottle of Advil” the iPhone says.

Before launching the app, it warns you that violence, nudity and other such objectionable content is not allowed. This tells me that the developer if Tap Tap See probably has these photos beamed to someone or something that then quickly types out a short description of the item you snapped a photo of. I’m guessing it’s real people doing that part of the job. Still, it’s very cool.

Check it out on the App Store.

[via CultOfMac]

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