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New Smartphone App Gives 'Sight' to the Blind

Jonathan Mosen, who has been blind since birth, spent his evening snapping photos of packages in the mail, his son's school report and labels on bottles in the fridge. In seconds, he was listening to audio of the printed words the camera captured, courtesy of a new app on his Apple Inc iPhone. "I couldn't believe how accurate it was,'' said Mosen, an assistive technology consultant from New Zealand. The new app that allows blind people to listen to an audio...

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