Microsoft’s Seeing AI is an app that lets blind and low vision users convert visual data into audio feedback, and it just got a Cool new feature.
Explore photos by touch:
this new feature allows you to explore how objects in a photo are arranged. Select “Explore Photo” from the Scene channel, photo browser, or when recognizing photos from other apps. Then, move your finger over the screen to hear where objects are located.
“This new feature enables users to tap their finger to an image on a touch-screen to hear a description of objects within an image and the spatial relationship between them,” wrote Seeing AI lead Saqib Shaikh in a blog post. “The app can even describe the physical appearance of people and predict their mood.”
All new iPad support:
In addition to this, the app now natively supports the iPad, which is certainly going to be nice for the many people who use Apple’s tablets as their primary interface for media and interactions.
Get faster access to your favorite features, by customizing the order in which channels are shown.
On the Person channel, you can now teach Seeing AI to recognize someone new, directly from the main screen.
When recognizing photos from other apps, like Twitter, you will now hear the processing sound as in the main app.