An app that allows users to acquire Japanese and multilingual content by capturing theUni-Voice audio codes found on prints with their cameras.
This service guides users to company/product information sites as well as to services that provide accurate information translated into several languages. The information can be acquired from Japanese language prints distributed in various locations.
Automatically reads translated text information registered in servers or stored in Uni-Voice audio codes using the smartphone’s TTS (text-to-speech) function.
●How to Use
・Tap the camera button and run the app.
・From Uni-Voice audio code printed pages, position the guide marker approximately 5 cm above the code and slowly lift your smartphone approximately 8 cm from the code until the screen focuses and wait for the content to be automatically imported. The text is displayed and it can be read out.
・You can save imported text information to the library file.
・You can edit the file name.
・By tapping the telephone number/URL in the text, you can call from that screen. However, a communication environment is required.
●Explanation of Uni-Voice
The audio code "Uni-Voice" is a two-dimensional bar code developed by JAVIS (Japan Association For the Visually-Impaired Information Support) that can record up to approximately 800 characters for reading on mobile telephones.
You can display and save text data imported by capturing Uni-Voice audio codes with a camera.
Audio, text, movies, multilingual translation information are distributed via Raku-Raku-phone Basic 3 (NTT DOCOMO), KantanKeitai (au), smartphones (iPhone, Android), etc.
The audio code Uni-Voice was first used in April 2012 with the personal information form in the 'Regular Pension Mailer.' Furthermore, it has been introduced into the Hospital Medical Management System and the Pharmacy Receipt Computer System through the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare's Medical Dept. 5 section manager notifications. Future ties with Government Welfare services are presumed to develop.
Uni-Voice will be distributed to a wide variety of areas, following the implementation of the Disability Discrimination Act in 2016 and as a foundation universal design technology for "Omotenashi (hospitality)" for the Inbound Travel Promotion Project (Visit Japan Project).
○Operation Verification Models Android 4.0.4 or later. Samsung Galaxy S3 or later. Operation may be available for other terminals.
*If the text audio does not play, verify whether the auto text reading function is set to ON or not.
Creation Flow of the Uni-Voice Code
You can order Japanese to foreign language + Uni-Voice code creation via the http://www.honyaku.uni-voice.co.jp/ page.
※ Disclaimer ※
Though under a recommended operating environment, compatibility with inexistent OS versions at the time of app release or the most recent update is not guaranteed.
For text to speech functions, performance depends on the TTS (text-to-speech) of each smartphone maker.
Furthermore, depending on your usage environment, you may have difficulties when importing.