LookTel is developing a suite of revolutionary assistive smartphone applications that bring the most powerful recognition technology of today to the aid of persons with low vision or blindness.
One of their hottest product is LookTel “Money Reader”.
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LookTel Money Reader is an app launched in March 2011 that has already helped thousands of users with visual impairments or blindness identify and count bills. It earned a 5-star review average and a featured spot in the Apple App Store’s “What’s Hot” and Apple’s “Utility App of the Year” Categories.
The original technology was under sponsorship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and was awarded two research grants from the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the National Institute of Aging (NIA).
LookTel has been featured by the New York Times, Time, Tech Crunch, Engadget, and several other major publications.
LookTel was selected as the winner of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) Chairman’s Awards for Advancements in Accessibility. The award, which recognizes outstanding efforts to advance communications accessibility for people with disabilities, was awarded in Washington D.C. on October 28, 2011.
LookTel Money Reader is an app for the iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch that only costs 9.99 dollars in the AppStore and allows you to recognize bills from 20 currencies and growing.
Just place the bill below the iDevice and hear out loud the denomination of the bill, if you still have some residual vision, you can see a big 1, 5, 10, etc… on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch screen.
I recommend you using headphones if you are blind to avoid everyone in a room to know how much money you have in your hands.
In low light conditions the LookTel Money Reader works fantastically.
Visit their website at: http://www.looktel.com
If you see on the AppStore details description of this app that your currency is not recognized by the app yet, please send an email to: email@example.com and tell others in your country to do the same, ask visually impaired and blind people from where you live to email them and if they have a good volume of emails from people interested in your country, they will in the near future have your countrys bills recognized as well.
LookTel Money Reader is one of the very best apps in the world for us, visually impaired and blind.