[Nfbnet-members-list] FW: KNFB Reader Wins AppleVis Golden Apple Award

Kuhnke, Kristian KKuhnke at nfb.org
Mon Jan 4 21:06:20 UTC 2016


Chris Danielsen
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>cdanielsen at nfb.org

KNFB Reader Wins AppleVis Golden Apple Award
App that Gives the Blind Access to Print
Wins Award for Second Consecutive Year
Baltimore, Maryland (January 4, 2016): The National Federation of the 
Blind is pleased to announce that KNFB Reader has been chosen by the 
AppleVis community as the winner of the Best Assistive iOS App of the 
year for the second year in a row. AppleVis Golden Apple Awards are 
awarded by community votes to developers in recognition of excellence 
in iOS apps. AppleVis reports that KNFB Reader won the vote for 2015 
in a "landslide." To learn more about AppleVis Golden Apple Awards, 

This award follows the 2014 AppleVis Golden Apple win for Best 
Assistive App, and the induction of KNFB Reader into the AppleVis iOS 
Hall of Fame. Hall of Fame apps are nominated and voted on by the 
AppleVis community.
The KNFB Reader is a fast, accurate, and efficient text recognition 
mobile app that delivers near instantaneous results. It has reading 
modes for books, articles and labels, and bills and memos. The app 
allows for high quality digital output to speech or refreshable 
Braille displays. It provides a field of view report and tilt 
guidance for more accurate capturing of print in the photograph, and 
automatic text detection. The scanned material can be imported, 
exported in txt and html formats, and stored to cloud storage 
including Dropbox and Google Drive. The app also has a batch scan 
mode to process and read multiple page documents such as manuals or books.
During the 2015 holiday season, KNFB Reader offered a discount of 25% 
off the regular price. The sale price of $74.99 is available through 
today, January 4, 2016. To learn more about the KNFB Reader or to 
purchase, visit <http://www.nfb.org/knfbreader>www.nfb.org/knfbreader.
Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, 
said: "KNFB Reader is an app developed by the blind, for the blind. 
We deeply appreciate this acknowledgement by the blind community that 
our work is having such a meaningful impact on the ability of blind 
people throughout the world to access printed information."
Scott White, Director of Sponsored Technology Programs at the 
National Federation of the Blind, said: "We are extremely pleased 
that the AppleVis community is rewarding the way this app helps level 
the playing field in education, the workplace, and daily living. 
Making the print yours with KNFB Reader is one more way the NFB helps 
blind people live the lives they want."


About the National Federation of the Blind:
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the 
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise 
the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create 
obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life 
you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

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