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The PEARL connected to a laptop
PEARL Portable Reading Camera
Our Price: $595.00

The PEARL brings blind and low vision users instant portable access to printed material with an array of human-sounding voices. The folding camera deploys in seconds to connect to your PC and snap a picture of your reading material. With so many features for those with macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and other causes of low vision, you can tailor the appearance of text on your screen (font style, size, character spacing, and color), view with split-screen and compare your original document and OCR conversion results, use Masking and Word Spotlighting to help you follow text as it is read, and more.

In automatic mode, the PEARL senses motion, so it knows to snap an image whenever you turn a page. Place your paperback novel sideways, and the PEARL will snap two pages at a time and maintain the pagination. For larger books, you can capture even pages first. Flip the book over to capture the odd pages. You can keep turning pages and capturing images while OpenBook reads. Once your page has been captured, you have multiple options for viewing the information. You can display the text so that it wraps on the screen, enlarge the font, change the font style, and change the foreground and background colors. Have the individual words spotlighted as they are spoken.

Requirements:
  • USB 2.0
  • 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows® 7, Windows Vista®, and Windows 2008 Server, and 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server operating systems
  • The Eye-Pal portable USB document scanner connected to a laptop
    Eye-Pal for PC and Mac
    Our Price: $1,275.00

    Faster than a flatbed scanner and weighing in at just 1 lb., Eye-Pal is a portable USB scanner/reader that instantly converts printed material into speech, text files or refreshable Braille. Eye-Pal may be used with the most popular Braille displays from Freedom Scientific, Optelec, and Handytech. Eye-Pal may be purchased for use with a PC or Mac Eye-Pal has two lightweight legs that pivot into an L-shaped position from their compact carrying position. This securely supports the Eye-Pal, assuring that its scanning camera is always at the exact distance to obtain a crystal clear image. It also serves as a tactile guide for blind users to precisely position the material to be scanned. No camera focus adjustments are ever necessary. Text can be saved as a text file for future editing. With the press of a single key, Eye-Pal will describe a page layout as a sighted person sees it. You can instantly read text placed under the camera using a Braille program. Eye-Pal’s patented motion detector can scan up to 20 pages per minute in a bound book. Just turn a page in your book and wait for the shutter sound.
    Zoom-Ex scanning a document and displaying it on a PC
    Zoom-Ex for PC & MAC
    Our Price: $1,775.00

    Zoom-Ex is the seamless integration of an instant digital scanner and a lightning fast OCR. It allows you to convert any printed text into multiple accessible formats such as speech, large print, sound or text files, within seconds. Zoom-Ex is easy to use. The foldable stand holds a digital scanning camera that is always at the exact distance needed to create a clear image. Low-vision users can touch and feel the L-shaped edges of the stand to know exactly where to place the document to be read. Zoom-Ex may be purchased for use with a PC or Mac computer.

    Zoom-Ex Is four powerful tools in one:

    • Instant Reader: It’s the world’s first instant book-to-speech tool. Our proprietary OCR software provides lightning fast performance for real-time page-to-speech.
    • Smart Magnifier: It’s a magnifier that eliminates the need for an X-Y table and delivers text wrapping on screen for easy reading.
    • Book Scanner/Reader: It’s a fast 20ppm scanner (allowing you to keep books bound and intact) that provides OCR.
    • Real-time CCTV: This mode allows you to use Zoom-Ex as a CCTV that magnifies up to 12 times on a19” monitor.

    Zoom-Ex Features:

    • Has real-time page-to-speech.
    • Alter the reading speed to your preference. Magnify the text as much or as little as you want (up to 40 times).
    • Highlights words as they are read.
    • Enables user to print large font books.
    • Scans up to 20 pages per minute.
    • Turn your document in any direction. Orientation of the page does not matter.
    • Converts any printed text into multiple accessible formats such as speech, large print, sound or text files.
    • Provides fast forward and rewind capabilities.
    • Has the ability to read in foreign languages.