Seeing AI is a free app from Microsoft that narrates the world around you. It enables people who are blind or have low vision to get out and about and opens up their visual world.

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Seeing AI is a free app from Microsoft that narrates the world around you. It enables people who are blind or have low vision to get out and about and opens up their visual world. It uses artificial intelligence to view, analyse and describe nearby scenarios, people, text and documents. This software is revolutionary and is breaking barriers for people with disability.

It works by the user holding up their phone and a description of the scenario is played to them.

  • Short pieces of text are read to you as they appear in front of the camera
  • Documents can be scanned and read to you
  • Products can be recognised through their barcodes or you can now pay bills yourself
  • Friends can be recognised and people around you can be described, including letting you know their emotion

The app is currently only available to download from the App Store on Apple iPhone or iPad (iOS devices).