Award-Winning Text Recognition App that Gives the Blind Access to Print Now Available on Android

We are happy to announce the release of the new KNFB Reader app for Android. KNFBReader Playstore Screenshot
The KNFB Reader converts printed text into high quality speech to provide accurate, fast, and efficient access to both single and multiple page documents with the tap of a button. First released for iOS in 2014, the app is now available for purchase in the Google Play app store. It offers a “try before you buy” option of 25 scans free of charge. Additionally, to celebrate the Android release, the KNFB Reader app will be available for a very limited time on both iOS and Android platforms for $74.99, a savings of 25% off the regular price.  

Why this app? The KNFB Reader is an easy, fast, accurate, and efficient text recognition mobile app that delivers near instantaneous results. Tired of being unsure what’s been charged to your credit card? Want to know who sent you that package? Need nutritional information from a food label? Find a book that’s not available on NLS? Buy a new appliance and want to access the user’s manual? KNFB Reader is your go-to: it has reading modes for books, articles and labels, and bills and memos. Worried about getting a good photo of your text as a blind person? KNFB Reader provides a field of view report and tilt guidance for more accurate capturing of print in the photograph, as well as automatic text detection. You’ll get the right photo; KNFB Reader will help you. The app allows for high quality digital output to speech or connected Braille displays. The scanned material can be imported as .jpg or .pdf, or exported in .txt and .html formats. Not much space on your phone? No problem. Use cloud storage for your files via Dropbox or Google Drive! The app also has a batch scan mode to process and read multiple page documents such as manuals or books. Don’t let print be out of your reach ever again.    

Visit the Google Play Store or

the iTunes app store The reduced price of $74.99, which is 25% off the regular price, is available ONLY from October 30, 2015 to November 1, 2015.

Scott White

Director of Sponsored Technology Programs

National Federation of the Blind