I am currently trying to make a program for the visually impaired that will take in images from a web camera and interpret the pixels as sounds, I am wondering how you would code the webcam part of it. I need something that is going to work on windows, mac osx, and linux. Any ideas/ sample code will be most appreciated
While I do not have any code examples for you, I did attend JavaOne the previous year and saw some pretty amazing stuff done with JavaFX and web cameras. They were reading images with a web camera and displaying a 3d image onto the screen based off of the pattern. So I know that the JavaFX library has the ability to read and interpret patterns and pixels in images from a web camera. As far as coding it up to emit sounds, that part you'll have to research, but look into JavaFX. It will be a good start.