Suggestions for Reading Museum Displays

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iOS and iPadOS

I am interested in any suggestions you might have for the best apps that would allow me to scan and read wall displays in museums in my area. I may bring someone, but I may wish to realive them of having to read every single display.

I do have KNFB Reader, Say Text, and Voice. I am looking at other apps, preferably those that can work with or without an internet connection. Does anyone out there have suggestions? Thanks

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Submitted by Chuck on Friday, June 26, 2015

Hi Tina,

I have found that the KNFB Reader, with a blue tooth headset, really shines in this application. My wife is a museum professional, so I have the opportunity to visit a wide variety of museums.

The only problem I have encountered is museum staff telling me that I can not take photographs in the museum. I explain that I am not taking photos, rather that I am capturing text. I usually show them my iPhone's screen, which only has the text on it. Most of the time this satisfies them, however I have had some who persist, so I tell then if they do not allow me to capture the text, then they must supply me with a reader, other wise they are in violation of the American's With Disabilities Act.

It usually works.