Is There a Text-to-Speech Device For Blind People?

Episode 1833 (2:02:40)

Jim from Los Angeles, CA

Jim wants to know if there's a text-to-speech reader out there. Leo says that there are a lot of text-to-speech devices out there.  Leo hasn't used any, but MyEye by Orcam looks interesting. It attaches to glasses, which makes it interesting. But also expensive. 

Julian Vargas calls in to recommend free or low-cost options like the iPhone. There's an app called SeeingAI from Microsoft. It's a collection of tools for the blind to access information including pointing the phone camera to the text and it reads what it sees.  On the Android side, there's also an app called LookOut. And don't forget Google Lens and Google Lookout

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