VizWiz

VizWiz is an iPhone app that allows blind users to receive quick answers to questions about their surroundings. VizWiz combines automatic image processing, anonymous web workers, and members of the user's social network in order to collect fast and accurate answers to their questions.

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Since mid-2011, VizWiz has been used by more than 5000 blind iPhone users to answer over 50,000 questions. Most questions were answered in a minute or less, and all for free.

Learning to VizWiz

Check out this great VizWiz tutorial video created by folks at the University of Maryland Baltimore County:

Learn more about the services that power VizWiz, walk through a brief tutorial, or get in contact with our team.

VizWiz was developed by the ROC HCI Group at the University of Rochester.
VizWiz is supported in part by research funding from the National Science Foundation Grant #IIS-1049080 and #IIS-1110651 and by Google. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of our funding institutions.