Lookout by Google

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Google LLC
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March 8, 2021
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Lookout uses computer vision to assist people with low vision or blindness get things done faster and more easily. Using your phone’s camera, Lookout makes it easier to get more information about the world around you and do daily tasks more efficiently like sorting mail, putting away groceries, and more.

Built with guidance from the blind and low-vision community, Lookout supports Google’s mission to make the world’s information universally accessible to everyone.

Lookout has five modes for a variety of activities:

• Use Food Labels mode (beta) to quickly identify packaged foods by their label, in addition to scanning barcodes. Available in more than 20 countries.

• Read a whole page of text with Documents mode. Take a snapshot of a document, and Lookout will scan the text, so that it can be read aloud by your screen reader or magnified on your phone.

• Use Text mode to quickly skim text and hear it read aloud — for doing things like sorting mail.

• Use Currency mode to identify banknotes quickly and reliably.

• Explore mode (beta) offers information about objects in your surroundings.

Lookout is available in more than 20 languages, and runs on devices with Android 6 and above, with at least 2GB of RAM.

Learn more about Lookout in the Help Center:
https://support.google.com/accessibility/android/answer/9031274 Lookout by Google

What's new

• Updated mode names are shorter for easier navigation.
• Documents mode now includes both sound and verbal guidance.
• For Text mode, Lookout switches between text blocks more effectively.
• Added text recognition for 17 languages.
• Added Food labels support for India, Brazil, and Argentina.
• Added support for devices with 2GB of RAM.
• Performance improvements and bug fixes.