Nokia Magnifier blows up text for better viewing
As I mentioned before, one of the coolest sites at Nokia for people who like to play with new applications is Nokia Beta Labs. The latest release that looks like it could help those with visual impairments is Nokia Magnifier. Nokia Magnifier uses the camera on your Nokia S60 device to magnify the text of documents you are reading. I know a guy at work who would love to see something like this and he may just pick up a S60 device after I show this to him.
Nokia Magnifier has an integrated stabilizer to reduce the effects of a shaky hand and a negative filter to enable you to switch from light to dark backgrounds. You can also capture an image of the magnified text if you like.
Nokia Magnifier should work with S60 3rd Edition devices with auto-focus cameras and has been tested and verified to work on the Nokia n95, E90, and N82. Users have reported it doesn’t work on the E71, N85, and N86. I’ll try it myself on my E71 and N85, but also have an old N95 to use too.
Do you personally have a need for such an application?