KNFB Reader Wins AppleVis Golden Apple Award

App that Gives the Blind Access to Print Wins Award for Second Consecutive Year

Jan 04, 2016, 15:46 ET from National Federation of the Blind

BALTIMORE, Jan. 4, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that KNFB Reader has been chosen by the AppleVis community as the winner of the Best Assistive iOS App of the year for the second year in a row. AppleVis Golden Apple Awards are awarded by community votes to developers in recognition of excellence in iOS apps. AppleVis reports that KNFB Reader won the vote for 2015 in a "landslide." To learn more about AppleVis Golden Apple Awards, visit: http://www.applevis.com/blog/advocacy-applevis-ios-apps-mac-apps-news/applevis-community-names-apps-and-developer-were-its.

This award follows the 2014 AppleVis Golden Apple win for Best Assistive App, and the induction of KNFB Reader into the AppleVis iOS Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame apps are nominated and voted on by the AppleVis community.

The KNFB Reader is a fast, accurate, and efficient text recognition mobile app that delivers near instantaneous results. It has reading modes for books, articles and labels, and bills and memos. The app allows for high quality digital output to speech or refreshable Braille displays. It provides a field of view report and tilt guidance for more accurate capturing of print in the photograph, and automatic text detection. The scanned material can be imported, exported in txt and html formats, and stored to cloud storage including Dropbox and Google Drive. The app also has a batch scan mode to process and read multiple page documents such as manuals or books.

During the 2015 holiday season, KNFB Reader offered a discount of 25% off the regular price. The sale price of $74.99 is available through today, January 4, 2016. To learn more about the KNFB Reader or to purchase, visit www.nfb.org/knfbreader.

Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: "KNFB Reader is an app developed by the blind, for the blind. We deeply appreciate this acknowledgment by the blind community that our work is having such a meaningful impact on the ability of blind people throughout the world to access printed information."

Scott White, Director of Sponsored Technology Programs at the National Federation of the Blind, said: "We are extremely pleased that the AppleVis community is rewarding the way this app helps level the playing field in education, the workplace, and daily living. Making the print yours with KNFB Reader is one more way the NFB helps blind people live the lives they want."

About the National Federation of the Blind:

The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

CONTACT:
Chris Danielsen
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
cdanielsen@nfb.org

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