Optical character recognition


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"KNFB Reader" for Windows 10 is the world's best solution for enabling blind and low-vision individuals to quickly and easily access the content of printed materials anywhere, anytime. It takes a photo of any text and instantly reads it aloud. It’s as easy as “point, shoot, and read.”


KNFB Reader interface image

The "KNFB Reader" can recognize and read printed materials in a variety of languages. The app has been launched in 2014 as an iOS app, but is now also available for Android for Android on Google Play Store. This highly praised app, tailored to the specific needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, makes access to print materials much faster and more efficient than ever.


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Optical character recognition (OCR) is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. It is widely used as a form of data entry from printed paper data records, whether passport documents, invoices, bank statement, receipts, business card, mail, or other documents. It is a common method of digitizing printed texts so that it can be electronically edited, searched, stored more compactly, displayed on-line, and used in machine processes such as machine translation, text-to-speech, key data extraction and text mining.


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The "KNFB Reader" can recognize and read printed materials in a variety of languages. The app has been launched in 2014 as an iOS app, but is now also available for Android for Android on Google Play Store. This highly praised app, tailored to the specific needs of people who are blind or visually impaired, makes access to print materials much faster and more efficient than ever.


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