13-Jul-18 | News

A Free App from Microsoft for people with visual impairments

Isn’t this brilliant?

A Free App specifically designed for the blind and visually impaired community.

Seeing AI is a Microsoft research project for people with visual impairments.


  • Speaks text as soon as it appears in front of the camera
  • An experimental feature to describe the scene around you
  • Identify currency bills when paying with cash
  • Describes the perceived colour
  • Recognizes friends and describes people around you, including their emotions
  • Gives audio beeps to help locate barcodes and then scans them to identify products
  • Reads handwritten text
  • Generate an audible tone corresponding to the brightness in your surroundings