Apps assist individuals with disabilities

04/22/2013 | New York Times (tiered subscription model), The

University of Rochester researchers in New York have developed mobile applications that offer individuals with disabilities help with real-time needs, such as reading food labels or transcribing audio recordings. For example, VizWiz recently updated its app that helps users with vision impairments identify an object by placing a photo of the object on social media feeds or sending an e-mail to third-party contractors for help.

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