I just got the wonderful opportunity to be eyes for a person without sight. I recently heard about and signed up for an app called “Be My Eyes”. This is an app that connects sighted volunteers with a person without sight who needs eyes to complete a task.
The iOS app Prizmo has dropped in price—likely temporarily—to $5.99. This app is usually $9.99 and provides almost instant OCR capabilities. For students who need worksheets or text read out loud, this is immeasurably beneficial.
In my trials, there were some inaccuracies and it takes some time for students to learn how to take a clear picture. However, if a student is carrying an iPad during the day, this app can work with the iPad to provide text-to-speech capability wherever and whenever the student needs it.