TapTapSee, a free app that can be used on an iPhone or iPad, is generating a positive buzz in the disability community. For persons who are blind or have low vision, the app can identify objects within seconds by comparing a photo taken on the iPhone with a database of similar images, and then verbally telling the user what he or she has photographed. Currency amounts, color of clothing, and food labels, for example, are all items that the app can identify. User reviews indicate a high level of accuracy.
A demonstration of the app’s capabilities was posted by one user on YouTube: