'Color ID' Lists Color Names to Help the Visually Impaired

 - Oct 13, 2017
References: itunes.apple & nzherald.co.nz
Being vision impaired doesn't mean having no sense of vision at all, and the 'Color ID' app is a tool for the millions of people around the world who could benefit from knowing the colors that they can't quite make out as a result of their condition. The app makes use of computer vision and a deep database of color to list the names of colors that it sees through users' smartphone or tablet cameras.

Color ID can be both fun and practical, depending on its use. It has two modes: 'Simple Colors' and 'Exotic Colors'. Simple mode gives direct descriptions of colors, listing basic colors along with modifiers (like dark red or pale green). This is likely the mode that people with vision impairments would use in daily life. Exotic mode, on the other hand, offers readout of colors with creative names like thunderbird, Paris daisy, or moon mist.