Have the power of OCR technology right in your phone! Text Fairy is a free Android application that recognizes text in printed documents or images and converts it into editable text. For those who aren’t familiar, OCR, or Optical Character Recognition, works by scanning for text in an image and converting it into editable, searchable data. The app works by either capturing an image using your camera or by choosing an image in your photo album. Then, after going through a few options, Text fairy converts the images into editable text in no time.
A brief description on some of the accessibility features apple has to offer with their devices. When asking around find many people not aware of the “Accessibility tips and tricks” by Apple on your iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. The accessibility features that are built into the devices contains Guided Access, VoiceOver, and Assistive Touch. These features can help students with impaired vision and or blind, impaired hearing and or deaf.
Google’s Android continues to develop on accessibility for its platform. At the moment Google uses their built in screen reader, TalkBack, for users with visual impairments and the blind. Now, there is another screen reader on the Play Store market that provides more built in functionality and different modes based on visual disability.
Congratulations to the student of 2016! This is a big step in your careers and today marks a mile stone, proving you can do anything if you work hard. We’re glad to see many students from the disability office wearing cap and gowns proudly as they and everyone else journey on.