LookTel Money Reader for iOS recognises currency and will speak the denomination to you, a helpful quick app for anyone with a visual impairment or sight loss. 

LookTel Money Reader (iOS) enables user to quickly and easily identify and count bills.

A very quick app, that on launch just opens up and does it’s thing, without waiting around or other unnecessary features. Point the camera of your iOS device at a bill and the application will tell you the denomination in real-time.

There are twenty-one currencies supported:

money reader appincluding… US Dollar, Australian Dollar, British Pound, Canadian Dollar, Euro, Indian Rupee, Japanese Yen, Mexican Peso and New Zealand Dollar.

Fabulous features which sets this app apart from others includes:

  • no need to hold the iOS device still or capture a photo and wait for a result
  • recognition happens instantly–in real-time
  • app does not require an internet connection, which means it will read money at any location, and at anytime

It can be used to quickly and easily sort money with independence and confidence. The denomination is also displayed on the iOS device’s in high contrast large numerals, for those having sufficient vision to make use of the display which is also a nice touch!

LookTel Money Reader provides Voice Over support for several languages including English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Korean, Finnish, Danish, Swedish, Norwegian, Japanese, Greek, Hungarian, and Mandarin.

Note that this is used for paper notes only and not for change.

More information available on their site.

App is available on iOS and Android devices. (I tested it on an iPhone SE and 6) £7.99

LookTel donated a copy to the Wilberforce Trust for testing.

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