Georgie App for the Visually Impaired

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Georgie App for Android phones hopes to help the blind and visually impaired to make calls, send text messages, and even navigate past potentially hazardous obstacles.  The app reads each option out loud when a finger is passed over a button.  Location-based technologies embedded in the app let users know when a bus is coming, what stop is next, when they are close to “dangerous steps” or low-hanging tree branches, etc.  Using optical character recognition, the app will also read aloud text on nearby objects, like ingredients on a label.  The somewhat hefty price tag of $230 includes support for the app and all profits generated are donated to Communications for Blind and Disabled People

(Source: Pocket Lint)

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