Google's Lookout app is available in Canada with new updates

Google Lookout app

Google announced that its Android Lookout app is coming to Canada, along with updates to the global version of the app that would better help blind and partially sighted people

Google's Lookout app

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

Lookout now available in Canada with new updates

The app uses a smartphone's camera and sensors to help recognize objects and texts and gives the user spoken notes, ear codes, and signals to help identify their surroundings

Lookout now also has a "Food Label" mode that identifies prepackaged foods by pointing the phone's camera at the label. There is a new mode called "Scan Document" that captures an entire document in detail so it can be read aloud by the screen reader in the app

There's a new, accessible design that's more compatible with TalkBack, Google's Android screen reader. Google says it made these changes to the app based on feedback from the blind and partially sighted community. Lookout is available on Android devices with more 2GB RAM and running Android 6.0 and later. The app is also available in French, Italian, German and Spanish


Lookout is available on Android devices with more 2GB RAM and running Android 6.0 and later. The app is also available in French, Italian, German and Spanish. You can find Lookout on the Play Store here

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