Text readers for the vision impaired are now commonly available for desktop computers. As the technology improves, new mobile apps for cell phones are becoming more powerful and therefore more useful.
Speak! is a brand new one (as of this date) that’s available for Android devices on the Google Play Store. Currently in “Beta”, which means it’s still under development, Speak! performed beautifully on my Samsung Model S8.
Here are a few of its features:
Automatically detects relevant text in an image
Automatically detects the language
Supports very small and far away text
Captured text may also be viewed and enlarged with various background colors
If you give it a try, please let us know how you used it and whether it met your expectations.