Voice: OCR Document Reader

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Description of App: 

Take a picture of anything that has words on it, and Voice will read it to you! Updated with top notch technology, Voice will let you listen to all your books/words/documents/magazines in a matter of seconds.

Voice is simple. Hold it in front of a document. If it sees the page, it will tell you "4 corners detected". When you're ready, just say the word "Capture". Voice will automatically snap a picture. Then say "read," and Voice will read the words aloud to you.

People with visual impairment or dyslexia can easily snap a photo of anything and have it read in a matter of seconds. Whether it is a menu at a restaurant, a medicine label, and expiration date on a milk carton, or even an information board at a museum.

Foreign exchange students can read and listen to an english book at the same time using this app. Thus, listening to pronunciation and following along, word-by-word.

Key Features:
- New and improved OCR quality! Be amazed with how accurate the app will read your documents. You no longer need to worry about low lighting and bad focus, Voice corrects it automatically and gives you near-perfect readings every time.
- Voice control. Now you can take a picture by simply saying "Capture" or "Take picture". Voice will literally snap a photo at your command. Then simply say the word "Read" and Voice will start reading it to you. Right now there are only 2 Voice commands but I will be adding more in future updates.
- Book mode – reads multiple pages one after another. Just simply keep taking photos. Then when you say "Read," Voice will be able to read them all to you one by one.
- Multiple languages – Can read and detect documents in over 30 different languages!
- Field of view report – Just point it at a document. Voice will automatically tell you when all 4 corners of the document are visible
- Fully compatible with VoiceOver and made specifically with accessibility in mind.
- Vertical and horizontal column detection and smart column-based reading- ex: newspapers
- Better OCR quality and technology than most other expensive paid service
- Adjustable speaking rate. Just customize it to your liking in the app Settings.

Some Tips:
- This app works only when connected to the internet.
- Make sure your phone isn't on silent and your volume is all the way up (or enough for you to hear the voice).

Apple Watch Support: 

No

Version: 

4.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Device(s) App Was Tested On: 

iPhone

iOS Version: 

12.3.1

Accessibility Comments: 

fully accessible, though the tutorial is a little hard to navigate, as instead of adjusting the page value you must tap twice on each page to make it adjust, then eventually on page 6 you get a continue button. Before then you have an unlabelled button on screen which doesn't do anything, but one you get past the tutorial its all fine.

VoiceOver Performance: 

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling: 

All buttons are clearly labeled.

Usability: 

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

Other Comments: 

the developer welcomes feedback, he is a school student who is making this available for free but he is very interested in peoples comments and feedback on how to improve the app.