Talking Money

March 11, 2011

Wireless technologies have truly opened doors for those with disabilities, offering new opportunities and independence.  Adding to the influx of services aiding the visually impaired, LookTel just released their Money Reader App for the iPhone which speaks the denomination of US currency in real-time when the smartphones camera is waved in front of any US bill.

As Nick Bilton reports in the NYTimes:

“The iPhone’s software already offers a number of features to assist the visually impaired. Under the phone’s Settings menu, users can navigate to an Accessibility area, which enables them to enlarge the phone’s graphics and text. Apple also offers Voice Over, which speaks text aloud when the phone’s screen is touched.”

To learn more about the impact of wireless innovation for people with disabilities, click here.