Hand Writing to text

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Does anyone know of an app for OS or IOS that will take hand written material and convert it to text? For example, someone wrote something on a note pad and you take a picture and it translates it to text? Any help is appreciated as this will be very beneficial. I also was unsure and have not seen any answer to this question as to whether or not the KNFB reader does this as a function?



Submitted by Orko on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

The only thing I can think of is to try VizWiz (http://www.applevis.com/apps/ios/health-and-fitness/vizwiz). I have it on my iPhone 5s, but haven't had a need to use it yet, but if I understand what I've read about it, you take a picture of something, then ask a question about it, then a human responds, hopefully with the answer to your question. So, in your case, you would take a picture of the note, then ask, "What does the note say?" then, hopefully, someone would respond with the answer you need.

I have never heard whether the people that respond to user questions are paid or are volunteers. I believe I read that this is a university project to help the blind or vision impaired, so it wouldn't surprise me if they are student volunteers that get some benefit from their work.

I Hope this helps you.