VizWiz Tutorial

Video Tutorial

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

VizWiz Social in 3 Steps!

There are three main steps to using VizWiz Social - preparing to use the application, recording a question, and receiving an answer.

Preparing to Use the Application

When you start VizWiz for the first time, you need to make sure that your phone is connected to the internet using either wifi or the cellular network. Once you have a connection, you can open the application and begin to record a question).

Recording a Question

From the home screen of the application, you can begin recording a question. This involves three steps - taking the photograph, recording the audio, and choosing a destination for your question. Remember when choosing the destination for your photo that some services involve sending your photo to anonymous web workers. We advise you not to send any photos that you would like to remain private to these services.

At any point during this process, you can navigate to a button that allows you to return to a previous screen and redo that step.

Receiving an Answer

Once your query has been submitted, you can either wait on the "View Answers" screen or leave the app and restart it to check for answers. When on the answer screen, the phone will say "New answers available", and you can navigate down to those answers. If the answer is unsatisfactory, you can keep waiting and VizWiz will continue to alert you when answers are received.

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.