Digit-Eyes uses your printer to print barcode labels which you can then associate with text or audio recordings. To read the labels back, you photograph the labels with your iPhone camera (the application guides you through lining up the camera properly) and then the iPhone will read the text or replay the audio for you.
You'll need an iPhone 3GS or iPhone 4 to use this. As I have neither, I haven't been able to test it myself but members of the blind iPhone users mailing list have been overwhelmingly positive about the system.
The full version is priced at US$29.99 until the end of September when the price will be rising. There is also a free Lite version which only works with text labels (you need to input the text before printing the label, so these are less convenient than audio labels).
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Digit-Eyes is a unique cell-phone application that uses inexpensive off-the-shelf office supplies and a standard inkjet or laser printer to enable iPhone users to make audio labels or text labels that are read aloud by their phone.
- Ricky Buchanan