BookCrafter Accessible Book Publishing Suite is an optical character recognition device designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. This device scans printed books and other documents and converts them to accessible digital books (aBooks) that are compatible with screen reader, voice output, and braille output programs (not included) and Digital Talking Book and DAISY formats. Existing PDF files and other file formats may also be converted into aBooks. Teachers' lesson plan
BookDrive is an optical character recognition scanner designed for use by inidividuals who are blind or have low vision. Once the user enters the number of pages to be scanned, this scanner automatically turns the pages of a book as it is scanned. It digitizes bound content in a variety of formats, at a speed of less than 10 seconds per page, or 500 pages per hour. Other automatic scanning functions include rotation, edge detection, image cropping, and adjustment for brightness and contrast. POW
The C-Pen Dictionary Pen is a portable, pocket-sized device that displays and reads out loud definition of scanned words in a natural sounding voice. The user will scan (passing the nib across a word) and the pen instantly displays and pronounces the word and its definition. Features an embedded camera and OCR technology which enables lookup or translation of words without the need for a single "click". The Pen hosts nine Oxford Academic and English Language Teaching (ELT) dictionaries supportin
The Echo Smartpen is a scanner and digital recorder that records handwritten notes and accompanying audio commentary for people with developmental, learning, cognitive or memory disabilities. The Echo is a functioning pen that uses a high-speed infrared camera to record everything it writes. It also has a microphone embedded in the pen that records lectures or audio notes made by the user to augment the written material. The Echo has an ARM 9 processor, and video and audio recordings are stored
The eClipseScan and Read Entertainment Center is intended for users who are blind or have visual impairment. The eClipseScan scans and reads appliance that includes a suite of built-in entertainment features. All functions operate via a simple keypad and self-voicing menu system.
The Eye-Pal is an optical character recognition device designed for use by individuals who are blind or deaf blind. This portable USB scanner/reader connects to a computer and instantly converts printed material into speech, text files, or refreshable Braille (when used with a Braille display from manufacturers such as Freedom Scientific, Optelec, or Handytech). The unit has two lightweight legs that pivot into an L-shaped arrangement from their compact carrying position. This securely supports
The Eye-Pal SOLO LV is a voice output reading machine and video magnifier designed for use by individuals with low vision. This low vision reading system reads aloud almost any printed material. The unit is composed of a rectangular base with a camera mounted on at the top of an arm that extends from the center of one of the sides of the base. Some controls are located on the side of the base opposite the camera's support arm, and there is a handheld keypad that connects to the base with a cable
The InfoScan is a hand-held scanner designed for use by individuals with learning, neurological, or physical disabilities. Completely portable, this pen-style scanner enables the user to scan and transfer printed text directly into a PC or to scan, store and transfer up to 500 pages of printed data to a PC, laptop, PDA or any Windows application via Infrared or serial port. The InfoScan recognizes 6 to 22 point font sizes, including text that is bold, italicized, underlined, or inverted. This sc
The ReadingPen TS is a hand-held scanner designed for individuals with with reading difficulties such as dyslexia or other learning disabilities. The device works by scanning or inserting text using the touch screen and virtual keyboard, hear it spoken aloud and obtain definition, translation, spelling, syllabication and correct pronunciation within seconds. All looked-up words can be transferred to a PC for further practice. Text can also be uploaded from a PC onto this fully mobile, lightweigh
Sara (Scanning and Reading Appliance) is a voice output reading machine designed for use by individuals who are blind or have low vision. Printed material placed on the scanning area is scanned and then read aloud in a variety of user-selectable voices. Users can pause, fast forward, rewind, or have words spelled out, and the device can be connected to a computer monitor to display the text in large print. The device also plays the audio elements of DAISY formatted digital talking books, and com
The Scan And Say is a talking barcode scanner designed for those with visual impairments who require additional help identifying certain items such as medications and packaged foods. The scanner allows a sight-impaired person to scan a barcoded item and hear the product's description over a PC computer's speakers. One can also produce a shopping list of items (via scanning) that can be used by a sighted person at the grocery store.
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
---- PROTOTYPE --------- PURPOSE: To design a prototype of a scanner/printer that can scan and print documents in Braille for individuals who have low vision or are blind. The SimCheong Printer and Scanner is the result of a Korean fairy tale about a young girl and her blind father and how her sacrifices during her life result in her father's eyes being opened and his ability to see. This printer/scanner sounds like a fairy tale in of itself. This device is a compact printer and scanner that ca
The Zoom-Twix is a video magnifier and optical character recognition (OCR) device designed for use by individuals with low vision. This system combines a digital scanner and OCR with a zoomable long distance camera to capture and magnify what's on a blackboard or whiteboard or on a desk, all controlled from a laptop computer keyboard. The foldable stand holds two autofocus cameras, while the edges of the stand and its anodized aluminum support legs act as an alignment guide for material to be sc