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Scannar

ScannaR (Scan and Read) is a scanner and voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This compact flat bed scanner automatically scans text and reads it aloud. Users can control speed and volume of speech by turning a dial. All functions are performed using seven buttons with tactile markings. In addition to reading printed materials aloud, the machine can store up to 500,000 pages of text, and can be used to capture print materials for the Brai

Mountbatten Writer

The Mountbatten Writer, also known as the Mountbatten Braille Writer or Mountbatten Brailler standard model, is an electric braille writer designed for use by children or adults who are learning Braille. It has an ergonomic Braille keyboard with a graphics mode and one-handed mode, correcting and erasing functions, page formatting, and the ability to write to memory. Learning tools include digitized speech output, assignable function keys. The writer can handle a variety of paper types and has 9

Monty

Monty is a braille text editor and large print program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software application is designed for the production of braille and large print documents using a personal computer, a braille embosser, and a regular printer. The program uses standard pull-down menus for all functions, thereby enabling parents, educators, or employers to produce braille or large print documents without the need to learn new commands or acquire a speciali

Kurzweil 3000 For Macintosh

Kurzweil 3000 for Macintosh is an optical character recognition (OCR) program with voice output designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities. This software scans documents and reads scanned or electronic text aloud using synthetic speech. Words are highlighted in contrasting colors as they are spoken. This simultaneous auditory and visual presentation of information helps increase reading accuracy, speed, and comprehension for readers. Users can adjust how much text is highlighted

Kurzweil 1000

Kurzweil 1000 is an optical character recognition (OCR) program with voice output designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. This software package runs on a personal computer connected to a flatbed scanner. It scans books, magazine articles, and other printed documents, converts the printed text into electronic text files, and reads them aloud using RealSpeak, a human-sounding synthetic speech engine. Scanned documents can be edited using a text editor with voice output. Definiti

P.i.a.f. (Pictures In A Flash)

P.I.A.F. ("Pictures in a Flash") is a tactile graphics embosser designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. P.I.A.F. is a controlled heat source for the automatic development of heat sensitive tactile graphics paper, known as capsule paper. It enables high quality tactile graphics to be made quickly and easily for use at in education, orientation and mobility training, at work, and at home.

Victor Reader Classic

Victor Reader Classic is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Victor Reader Classic reads talking books recorded in digital format, which allows fast and easy navigation through the structure of a book. Unlike talking books on cassette, Victor Reader allows the reader to jump straight to a specific section or passage, skip from page to page, or consult the table of contents without rewinding and fast-forwarding to find a specific pas

Victor Reader Soft

Victor Reader Soft is a software version of the Victor Reader digital talking book player (see separate entries), designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Installed on a personal computer, Victor Reader Soft reads digital talking books from the computer's CD drive. It provides basic and advanced navigation features, including browsing the table of contents, skipping from section to section or returning quickly to a page, and inserting bookmarks to return to a spot or to mark

Voicenote Qt

VoiceNote QT is an electronic notetaker designed for use by persons who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) computer keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. This notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with PO

Voicenote Bt

VoiceNote BT is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Input is made through a nine-key braille keyboard while output is delivered through synthetic speech. The notetaker has a Windows CE operating system and a program suite that includes a word processor that can read and write files in Microsoft Word format; a planner with a calendar, scheduler, and diary with audible alarms; an address list manager; an e-mail program with POP3 access; a scientifi

Thomas Braille Embosser

The Thomas Braille Embosser is a braille printer designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. The Thomas Braille Embosser prints single-sided Braille at a rate of 40 characters per second. Its features include Dynamic Braille Scaling, which allows users to switch with just one command from Library of Congress Braille to California sign Braille, Jumbo Braille, standard Braille with increased line spacing, or the smaller Braille often preferred in Japan. Sizes can be mixed within a s

Trekker Breeze Handheld Talking Gps

This handheld talking GPS device is designed for people who are blind or have low vision. It verbally announces names of streets, intersections and landmarks as you walk. It allows the user to know where they are traveling either on foot or in a vehicle. The Trekker Breeze handheld talking GPS allows the user to know what is around their location (public services and businesses). It provides step-by-step instructions from start to end. It is a single-hand operation with large, distinctive b

Picture In A Flash (Piaf)

Picture in a Flash (PIAF) is a tactile graphic maker that produces high-quality tactile graphics using heat sensitive capsule paper (not included). PIAF’s controlled heat source causes any black lines, letters or shapes that are drawn, printed or copied onto the capsule paper to swell. The result is an instant tactile graphic, making it ideal for people who are blind or visually impaired.

Humanware Communicator

The HumanWare Communicator is a multilingual face-to-face conversation app designed to help deaf-blind individuals communicate on an everyday basis. This app is intended to establish a text conversation between a deaf-blind person and a sighted person. All interaction appears both on the deaf-blind person’s refreshable Braille display, as well as visually on the screen of the iOS device.

Maestro

Maestro is a voice output personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This is an HP iPAQ Pocket PC made accessible by means of a text-to-speech application and a tactile keyboard membrane over the PDA touch screen. Functions include a calendar, contact list, notetaking, and access to text files. Notes can be taken directly using the tactile keyboard or an external wireless braille or alphabetic keyboard. Files can be transferred to and from

Braillenote Pk

BrailleNote PK is a braille notetaker and personal digital assistant (PDA) designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-key braille keyboard, speech output, and an 18-cell braille display with thumb navigation by line, sentence, or paragraph. Other features include Bluetooth technology for connecting to wireless devices; USB functionality; WiFi (wireless) connectivity; Internet Explorer (version 6); and KeySoft media player. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.

Brailliant 40

Brailliant 40 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 40-cell refreshable braille display enables the user to read the screen of a personal computer when the computer is loaded with a screen reader program. (A copy of the Window Eyes screen reader program is included.) The display has Bluetooth, USB, and serial interfaces. POWER: Uses the included battery. Battery life is 25 to 30 hours with Bluetooth connectivity or 100 hours when

Brailliant 24

Brailliant 24 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This 24-cell refreshable braille display enables the user to read the screen of a computer when used with screen reader software. A copy of Window Eyes screen reader is included (see separate entry); the display also works with other screen readers. The display has Bluetooth, USB, and serial interfaces. POWER: Uses the included battery. Battery life is 25 to 30 hours with Bluetooth co

Brailliant 80

Brailliant 80 is a refreshable braille display designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This braille display has 80 braille cells and can be used to read the screen of a computer that is loaded with a screen reader program. A copy of the Window Eyes screen reader is included (see separate entry). This braille display has Bluetooth, USB, and serial interfaces. POWER: Uses the included battery. Battery life is 25 to 30 hours with Bluetooth connectivity, or 100 hours when

Victor Reader Wave

Victor Reader Wave is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This device plays DAISY format digital talking books, as well as MP3s and music CDs, and includes variable speed playback with auto-pitch compensation. It has a compact clamshell shape with a telephone-style keypad and tactile zones to aid users in identifying controls, and includes both audio and visual indicators for reading position (book title and sec

Victor Reader Classic Plus

Victor Reader Classic Plus is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This player enables professionals and students to read complex and highly structured books like textbooks, reference works, and school manuals. It supports all DAISY navigation levels, including navigation by chapter, section, page, or paragraph, and allows placement of multiple bookmarks. The device also plays audio and MP3 CDs. It has variable speed playback with pitch

Victor Reader Classic Plus With Recording

The Victor Reader Classic Plus with Recording is a digital talking book player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision or learning disabilities. This device plays digital talking books in DAISY format, with navigation by chapter, section, page, and paragraph. The player has variable speed playback with pitch compensation. Users can place multiple bookmarks and record spoken notes while reading. A Key Describer function announces the functions of each key. The device also

Smartview Xtend

Smartview Xtend is a desktop video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. There are four models: Basic Xtend, Module 1 Xtend, Module 2 Xtend, and Module 3 Xtend. All of the models have a color flatscreen display; magnification range from 3x to 68x depending on screen size; auto focus; brightness control; high contrast; LED illumination; and reverse polarity. Additional Module 1 Xtend features include lines and blinds, page locator, and magnification preset. Additional Module

Mobile Magnifier Pocket

Mobile Magnifier Pocket is a screen magnification program and cell phone display magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. This full-screen magnification software enlarges text and images displayed on the screen of phones and Pocket PCs that use the Windows Mobile platform. It enlarges and enhances all items of the display, automatically detecting and magnifying areas of interest as the user navigates through the device’s user interface. It has zoom levels from 1.5x to 16x, with

Mobile Keypad

Mobile Keypad is an e-mail program designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This program allows the user to write and send e-mail on a cell phone using a computer keyboard. This software application works with Mobile Speak and Mobile Magnifier cell phone access programs (see separate entries). It allows the user to control the phone and type SMS messages and e-mails from a desktop keyboard. The program is installed on both the cell phone and the desktop computer, which c

Victor Reader Stream

Victor Reader Stream is a handheld digital talking book and MP3 player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This DAISY, MP3, and NISO player enables the user to read and navigate through complex recorded books in DAISY format, including reference manuals, textbooks, and magazines. It can also play NLS download books and NLS book cartridges from the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, and can read books in text format such as Bookshare u

Brailleconnect 12

The BrailleConnect 12 is a braille display and braille keyboard designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This unit has 12 refreshable Braille cells and can be used to read and write text messages and operate a mobile phone or a personal digital assistant (PDA) or notetaker. DIMENSIONS (HxLxW): 1.7 x 8.1 x 13.0 centimeters.

Mountbatten Learning System

The Mountbatten Learning System (MBLS) is an electric braille writer and training device designed for use by children who are learning braille. The system includes a Mountbatten electronic braille writer with digitized speech, assignable function keys, notetaker and word processor functions, sufficient memory for 600 braille pages, and the ability to transfer files to and from a personal computer (PC). Features for students include a braille math mode using the Nemeth braille mathematics code; p

Deafblind Communicator

The DeafBlind Communicator, also called DB Communicator or DBC, is a communication system for use by individuals who are deaf blind. The system consists of two separate portable components. The main unit is the DB BrailleNote, which is a BrailleNote mPower (available with either a Perkins Braille or QWERTY alphabetic keyboard and with either an 18-cell or 32-cell Braille display) installed with deafblind software. The companion unit is the DB-Phone which is a cell phone with a visual display and

Oratio

Oratio is a cell phone screen reader designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Designed for use with BlackBerry smartphones, Oratio allows the BlackBerry user to manage instant messaging, emails, SMS and MMS; make and receive calls with access to caller ID on incoming calls; manage the contacts list and the call log; schedule appointments and tasks with alarms and reminders; and access the phone's settings, ring tones and speed dials. Oratio features an auto start mode wh

Victor Reader Stream Cd Edition

The Victor Reader Stream CD Edition is a handheld digital talking book and MP3 player designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It differs from the standard Victor Reader Stream (see separate entry) in that it does not require a PC for loading digital talking books and other content such as e-text files, music, podcasts, and voice recordings. The player comes with a CD player accessory that connects to the player via the included USB cable and can transfer DAISY books dir

Braillenote Apex (Model Bt 18)

The BrailleNote Apex, model BT 18, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-dot braille keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SDRAM; three

Braillenote Apex (Model Bt 32)

The BrailleNote Apex, model BT 32, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has an eight-dot braille keyboard, voice output, and a 32-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SDRAM; three

Braillenote Apex (Model Qt 18)

The BrailleNote Apex, model QT 18, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX31 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SD

Braillenote Apex (Model Qt 32)

The BrailleNote Apex, model QT 32, is a braille notetaker designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This notetaker has a standard alphabetic (QWERTY) keyboard, voice output, and an 18-cell refreshable braille display. The display features thumb navigation by line, sentence or paragraph with braille keyboard. Other features include Microsoft Windows CE 6 operating system with Freescale iMX32 processor, 8 gigabytes (GB) of non-volatile user storage and 256 megabytes (MB) SD

Trekker Breeze

The Trekker Breeze is a voice output electronic mobility aid designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. It uses global positioning system (GPS) technology to determine a user's current location, and it verbally announces names of nearby streets, intersections, and landmarks as the user presses a single button. Maps are available for 20 countries as well as for specific regions and localities. When the user is in a vehicle, the unit announces all intersections, allowing the

Tiger Elite 150 Printer

The Tiger Elite 150 Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 150 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit is compact with heavy-duty construction for high volume production. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from MS Word and tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Smartview Synergy

The SmartView Synergy is a desktop video magnifier and CCTV designed for used by individuals with low vision. This system features an autofocus camera and is available with no LCD monitor, a 19-inch flat LCD monitor or a 22-inch widescreen LCD monitor. It can connect to the user’s own monitor or TV using VGA or TV/Composite video output connections. The base includes a reading table that moves quietly in any direction and a brake to lock the table in position. The user can switch between image v

Myreader2

MyReader2 is a video magnifier and CCTV designed for use by individuals with low vision. This low vision reading system scans pages placed on its reading tray, then presents the text in a user-selected format on the unit's built-in liquid crystal display (LCD) screen. Text can be presented as a wrapped paragraph (column layout), as a continuous line (row layout), or one word at a time (word layout). Readers navigate the text using a control panel, without moving the document or reading tray. Thi

Smartview Graduate

The SmartView Graduate is a video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. It can magnify up to 50 times in two modes: (1) desktop mode to read papers or other materials that can be laid flat on the base or (2) distance mode to read writing on a blackboard or a presentation. There are zoom in and out buttons on the camera or the zoom can be controlled from a computer to which the Graduate is connected. The Graduate has a color camera with autofocus and 360-degree rotation. It

Smartview Pocket

The SmartView Pocket is a handheld video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. This electronic magnifier has a built-in color thin-film transistor (TFT) liquid crystal display (LCD), and it features seven levels of magnification that range from 3 times to 9 times. Images can be viewed in full color, gray scale, black and white, or reverse black and white, with different high-contrast modes to enhance the image. The user can switch from reading to writing mode by turning the

Smartview Versa

The SmartView Versa is a handheld video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. The unit features a 4.3-inch widescreen LCD screen and magnifies up to 15 times. It can be connected to a TV for increased magnification. Magnified images can be displayed in full color or several high contrast viewing modes. The unit's autofocus allows the user to hold it at at varying distances from an object and still be able to read the text. The Versa has a retractable handle for easier grippi

Smartview Versa Plus

The SmartView Versa Plus is a handheld video magnifier and digital recorder designed for use by individuals with low vision. It also The unit features a 4.3-inch widescreen LCD screen, and it features 6 magnification levels that range from 5 to 15 times. The Versa Plus connects to a TV for increased magnification. Magnified images can be displayed in full color or high contrast viewing modes. The Versa Plus comes with a removable SD 32-gigabyte memory card on which images or audio recordings can

Classmate Reader

The ClassMate Reader audio book player is a voice output electronic text reader designed for use by individuals with learning disabilities or low vision. This unit reads electronic text and digital recorded books aloud and simultaneously displays text on its color screen. The user can highlight text and enter bookmarks by touching the screen. The user also can record text or voice notes within the text, and transfer them to a computer through a USB 2.0 port. It also can store and retrieve data f

Smartview Nano

The SmartView Nano Video Magnifier is a handheld video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. The SmartView Nano has a color liquid crystal display (LCD) screen with a 5X to 20X magnification range. Magnified images can be displayed in full color or inverse mode. Other features include a 1.8-inch display, freeze picture, automatic shut-off, built-in lighting, and carrying strap. DIMENSIONS (LxWxH): 4.5 x 3 x 0.8 inches. POWER: Uses 3 AAA rechargeable batteries (included) An A

Tiger Elite 200 Printer

The Tiger Elite 200 Printer is a braille printer designed for use in the production of braille books and documents. Its printing speed is 200 cps (Braille cells per second), with automatic double-sided embossing. The unit is compact with heavy-duty construction for high volume production. The unit comes with the Tiger Software Suite, which can be used for Braille translation from MS Word and tactile graphics design in conjunction with computer graphics software such as Illustrator or CorelDraw.

Trekker Breeze+ Handheld Talking GPS

The Trekker Breeze+ is a handheld talking GPS designed for individuals who are blind or have low vision. It provides users with specific walking directions as they travel, and a number of other key features: The “Where Am I” button informs the user of his or her current cardinal direction, next intersection, nearest address, and current street. The “What’s Around” feature describes the public services and businesses that are nearby as well as surrounding landmarks and points of interests. And th

BrailleNote Apex BT 32 Braille Notetaker

BrailleNote Apex BT 32 Braille Notetaker is designed for people visual impaired and low vision maximize their digital communications. The Braille Apex has evolved to address the needs of students, professionals, and consumers. BrailleNote Apex assures that the user stay connected on the go, utilizing built-in options to access web pages, download e-mails, or retrieve files from a wireless or Ethernet network. Other features include:

 
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