TOOL: TapTapSee – Assistive Tech for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Hispanic blind man with disability. Visually impaired man using Digital Assistant and Ease of Access functions on mobile phone, voice typing to smartphone

TapTapSee is a mobile camera application designed specifically for blind and visually impaired users, powered by the CloudSight Image Recognition API. TapTapSee utilizes your device’s camera and VoiceOver functions to take a picture or video of anything and identify it out loud for you.

Red Ceramic Cup viewed through mobile phone camera

Double-tap the right side of the screen to take a picture or double-tap the left side of the screen to take a video. TapTapSee can accurately analyze and identify any two or three dimensional object at any angle within seconds. The device’s VoiceOver then speaks the identification aloud.

Features include:

– Picture recognition
– Up to 10 seconds of video recognition
– Ability to repeat the last identification
– Upload pictures or videos from the camera roll
– Save pictures or videos to the camera roll with the attached identification
– Share results via social media, text, or email
– Rotor reader
– Flash toggle

TapTapSee is available through the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store.


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