iPhone App Helps Blind Identify Money

Technology should provide ways to make our lives easier. I believe that if we can help level the playing field and reduce the amount of time people have to come up with workarounds, then we are moving in the right direction.

A new application, the LookTel Money Reader, available for $2 on the Apple iOS platform, hopes to help solve this problem by taking advantage of the devices camera to “read money” and speak the value of the currency out loud. It does not require an internet connection and according to the application makers, Ipplex, LookTel recognizes all United States currency and can read $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 bills aloud. They also state that the application will be available on other platforms in the future.

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