The KNFB Reader app for iOS may be obtained at the iTunes App Store or from the App Store on your iDevice and performing a search for KNFB Reader.
The KNFB Reader app for Android may be obtained at the Google Play Store or from the Google Play Store on your Android device and performing a search for KNFB Reader. If your mobile device doesn't match the minimal system requirements, it is possible that the app doesn't show up in your search results.
The KNFB Reader app for Windows 10 may be purchased at the Windows Store or search for KNFB Reader in the Windows Store app on your Windows 10 computer.
For multiple licences and for licences, valid on multiple platforms, please Contact your local distributor.
The KNFB Reader is a print to speech application that runs on your iOS or Android mobile device. The app enables the camera to take pictures of printed material, rapidly convert the images into text, and read the text aloud using high quality text-to-speech, TTS. Recognized text may also be read using a connected Braille display.
The KNFB Reader app is available both for iOS, for Android and for Windows 10 (UWP). Licences, valid on multiple platforms, can be obtained at your local distributor.
On iOS, the KNFB Reader app will function with all Braille displays supported by VoiceOver on iOS. A comprehensive list of compatible Braille displays may be viewed on the Apple iOS accessibility page at: Braille displays for iOS
On Android, BrailleBack should be installed on your device. A list of BrailleBack compatible Braille displays can be viewed on the Google Play Store.
On Windows, the text can be displayed in Braille with a compatible screen reader and refreshable Brailledisplay.
The KNFB Reader app for iOS will initially support the following iDevices.
KNFB Reader for Android: due to the large quantity of Android devices available, it is difficult for us to list all compatible Android devices. Here are recommendations on hardware and operating system version which will ensure a greater likelihood of a successful experience:
KNFB Reader for Windows: KNFB Reader for Windows is a Universal Windows App. It requires Windows 10.
In order to do anything beyond recognizing image files with the app, an image capturing device is required. This could be a document camera, a flat-bed scanner or even the built-in camera on the back of a phone or tablet.
Not all cameras are created equal, you will have better results if the camera has auto-focus, takes pictures of 5 Mega-pixels or more and includes a flash.
Other factors, such as processor speed and available Ram will affect performance.
Due to the change in hardware platform, we will not be offering any discounts on the KNFB Reader app.
At this time, software updates will be free unless the updates include major functionality or enhancements.
We are considering adding alternative text-to-speech voices as in-app purchases in the near future.
Yes. The iDevices which support the KNFB Reader have an “airplane mode” in which the cellular functions of the device are disabled, allowing the app to be used safely during flight. Just remember to be respectful of your seat mates when using the flashlight or the camera flash.