iColorNamer4

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Description of App: 

Pulled from iTunes:iColorNamer - iPhone 4+ version Simon WilsoniColorNamer should help normal, blind and color blind individuals to identify/decide color names for every day objects.iColorNamer streams live iPhone camera data into a colour recognition algorithm. The algorithm averages color information within a central square, displays and announces color names via audio.The algorithm used is the result of a UK Manchester University project into developing a more perfected and universally understood way of presenting color information to blind people.Please note, the color algorithm was originally developed on a webcam. It was found to be 86% accurate in day or fluorescent light (white light) and 65% accurate in halogen or tungsten light (yellow light). This app is not a perfect solution but we found it improves on both accuracy and clarity of many commercial algorithms (It sticks to clear, universally understood and standard color names) .Kind acknowledgementsManchester/UMIST UniversityDr. Gareth EvansDr. Paul BlenkhornMr. Lee SmithMr. Sanket ShethMiss. Abbie OveringtonMr. Vasillis ErotokritouMr. David Etchen

Apple Watch Support: 

Not Known

Version: 

1.5

Free or Paid: 

Free

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

Accessibility Comments: 

The app is accessible but for a link at the bottom of the screen. This shouldn't be a major issue at all, because the link might be directed at advertisements.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

Most buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

The developers write with true conviction: The app's accuracy isn't exact yet. It's good for exploration purposes; therefore it's worth a try. Upon opening the app, the user is presented with information about its accuracy. Then, colors are almost constantly pronounced by another speech synthesizer, presumably Microsoft Anna. The voice could be muted, and VoiceOver can read the colors aloud. Flicking back and forth might help with the announcement of colors, however the app reads them on its own. Nevertheless, these two methods could help identify colors in a comprehensive manner.