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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
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    Omni-Reader
    Our Price: $2,495.00

    By pressing a single button, the omniReader reads printed text to you
    You can follow the magnified text in high-contrast colors on the built-in screen, or simply
    listen as the omniReader reads text out loud. You can also use the screen to instantly
    magnify objects and text, and see them more clearly. Thanks to its lightweight design, built-in
    handle, and long battery life, you can pick it up and use it wherever you want – at home, at
    the office, and even on the go
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