Re: modified webcam software for visually impaired

On Sat, Jan 01, 2011 at 10:56:13PM +0100, Helios wrote:
> Hi,
> we are just testing a standard webcam to be used as a digital
> magnifier for visually impaired users. Such gadget could be very
> useful, as many low vision users need such device, but those
> commercially available are Windows only and mostly very expensive.
> We tested common Genius webcam with manual focus feature using Cheese,
> however, there are no features needed for this kind of users (supplied
> by my visually impaired sister):
> - inverse color mode
> - color profiles (eg. yellow text on blue background - simple runs in
> BW mode only and replaces black with yellow and white with blue)
> - guiding lines (can provide some screenshots)
> - and some others

Just wonder whether using gnome magnifier to magnify the ordinary webcam
output is an option?



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