Envision AI is the free Android app for visually impaired to recognize places, faces, and text. As the name suggests, it uses artificial intelligence that detects an object and your surrounding. If you want to read text instantly, just open the app, and make your phone scan the text. And then, this app speaks aloud which you can hear. In this way, you can read text quickly from books, newspaper, magazines, documents, etc. The app lets you read text in native languages as well.
The impressive feature about this app is that it recognizes the places and people. With Envision, a visually impaired person can shop in the market, meet people, read a menu in restaurants and many more things. Also, a blind person doesn’t need to fumble their belongings to recognize as the app is a very useful solution to find their belongings. A blind person can also ask for visual help by making a video call.
Android App For Visually Impaired to Recognize Places, Faces, Text
Firstly, you need to download the Android app called Envision AI. The app is to read the text, recognize places, people and objects.
After downloading the app, you have to log in to use this app. You can log in with Facebook, Google, and Email. Since this app is still a beta so you might encounter bugs.
The app is like a talking camera. When you open the app, it shows two categories on the top as Text and General.
The text section has three option like Text, Handwriting, and Document. If you want to read the text, for example, newspapers, magazine, or web content then you can simply face the app camera to the text. And once the app detects the text, it speaks aloud. Similarly, you can read handwritings and other documents with this app.
In the General section, there are options to scan barcodes, describe scenes and teach envision. The is so impressive as you can hear about the places and person around you. If you want to know about some place, then you can face the app camera in the air. Once you do that, the app scans the scene and let you know what is there in front of you. Also, you can read the statement about place that appears on screen.
Apart from this, you can teach envision adding pictures of people. You can add five images and type the name of the person. And when you meet the person next time, just look that person through Envision. After that, it speaks the name of that person and let you know his activity.
There is a setting option in the Help section where you can enable offline text recognition and automatic language detection. If you disable the language then this app reads the text in your phone’s system language.
Envision AI is a great app for all the people who are blind or have low vision. The app does sort of things like detecting a place so that you can be aware of your surrounding. Also, the app recognizes people and their activity. In this way, a visually impaired person can see everything without seeing anything. Because the app speaks it all.