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Another app has launched which hopes to be able to provide sighted assistance to people who are blind. Bespecular, is an app which allows you to take a picture, and then record a question regarding that picture either through text or by recording a question via audio. The picture and question will then be submitted to sighted volunteers who can assist with your question. It’s also possible to take multiple pictures of the same item and to get multiple answers regarding the same question. Sighted volunteers will then respond with an audio answer to the question, and you then have the opportunity to rate the assistance they provided. At this time, there appears to be no way to get answers delivered in textual format, though the company stated on its website that this app is now in a public preview format. A source link is to a podcast with a walk-through of the app for iOS. It states that the app will always have a free version, and that it will be entirely free to use until the end of 2016. Bespecular is a free download in the iOS App Store, and is also a free download on the Google Play store It does require the creation of an account before you are able to use it, but this process doesn’t appear to have any issues. Have you used this app yet? Feel free to leave your experiences in the comments section.
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Carlos, Ruan. "Bespecular Joins the List of Apps to Help People who are Blind get Sighted Assistance". Audio Description Worldwide Consortium, 2016. Available in: <https://audiodescriptionworldwide.com/accessibility-and-comunication/bespecular-joins-list-apps-help-people-blind-get-sighted-assistance/>. Access on: 2018/09/22