This category includes products such as screen magnifiers and voice recognition devices that provide individuals with visual impairments equal opportunities to independently work and complete tasks.
Speech Access to Electronic Indicators
Compusult's Vindicator systems use optical and electrical sensors to automatically detect on/off events and provide corresponding notification to blind, visually impaired, hearing impaired and deaf persons.
Vindicator makes electronic equipment accessible to disabled employees, allowing them to independently work in switchboard, security and other technical and service-oriented environments.
Vindicator's standard output is digitized speech in any language. Other, optional outputs are available. These include large format alphanumeric displays, LED indicators, strobe lights, audible tones, serial interfaces to computers and other devices, electrical signals, etc., depending on your particular needs.
All Vindicators are completely unobtrusive and require no internal connections to your existing electronic equipment. They are also fully transportable in the event that equipment must be replaced or moved. Most Vindicators are available as completely stand-alone devices or include interfaces to work with computer systems and other electronic equipment.
Speech Access to Electronics Panels and Equipment
Responder integrates machine vision and speech technologies to provide an automated monitoring and event notification system for workplace and industrial installations.
Responder is a machine-vision-based automated monitoring system that provides a continuous watch on electronic equipment, such as alarm panels, and provides notification via speech output or other, optional methods.
Responder "watches" your existing equipment, such as banks of alarm panels, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. When an event such as an alarm occurs, Responder provides corresponding notification using recorded and/or synthesized speech over loudspeakers, public address systems and/or telephone systems and modems. Responder also maintains a complete log of all events, which aids in verifying operational status of the equipment being monitored.
The entire system is unobtrusive. In general, it requires no modification of, access to, or contact with, existing equipment.
Responder can react to various types of events, including light and sound indicators, alphanumeric digital displays and analog or digital output from other systems.
Responder systems can handle simple to complex equipment monitoring requirements and can be customized to meet a facility's specific needs. Multiple Responder systems can be deployed, if required, to handle demanding environments. However, you pay for only the Responder configuration you need to meet your current requirements. You can then expand your Responder installation at any time as new needs arise or to accommodate additional equipment.
Other Products Available Upon Request
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Manufacturer: Therapy Box
Brace for hands-free use of the camera on mobile devices for magnification. The product does not include the mobile device.
USee Tablet Magnifier is a fantastic light, portable, affordable device for reading, built specifically for those with a visual impairment. This stand which allows a user to position a device over printed material at a suitable height and angle and keep their hands free whilst reading a magnified print. A great alternative to those currently on the market.
Suitably positioned in local libraries, schools or in the home. This can be utilised by anyone with a visual impairment to help gain access to printed materials independently.
Zoomax Snow 7 HD
Portable Video Magnifier
This handheld 7 inch device provides 2.2x to 16x magnification, 12 color schemes, simple black-on-white device design and a clear image. Use this device to capture images for later reading. Changing the distance mode allows you to magnify objects further away and save a screenshot of the image. It has a 5 mega-pixel HD camera with auto focus.
ClearView C 24 HD Speech
The new Optelec ClearView C Speech is a unique desktop video magnifier that is designed to improve your reading experience.
This desktop magnifier has a full-size 24-inch screen with OCR options for 60 different voices and 16 high contrast screen colors. It converts any printed text into speech. Use a touch screen to scroll, swipe and select text. Store the documents or view the photos on an SD card or USB drive for later access. Continuous magnification between 1.5X to 7.5X (with options for up to 170X).
Other features include:
- Large icon and large font menu
- Controls for volume and speed of reading
- Digital photo view
- Built in stereo speakers and headphone connector
Manufacturer: AI Squared
Magnification and reading software for the vision impaired
Combining the revolutionary new features of ZoomText Magnifier with a powerful set of reading tools, ZoomText Magnifier/Reader gives you the total computer access solution. See and hear what you're doing in all of your applications, and give your eyes a rest while ZoomText reads your documents, Web pages and email - right through your computer's speakers. With ZoomText Magnifier/Reader, your computer is easier to see, hear, and use.
Manufacturer: WizCom, IRIS
Scans printed text and reads scanned text aloud
The Readingpen® Basic Edition is a fully portable, self contained, assistive reading device that is designed specifically for school age reading levels. Featuring American Heritage Children's Dictionary and Children's Thesaurus, it provides a simple and easy way for people with reading difficulties, learning disabilities or dyslexia to get immediate word support when they are reading.
Used just like a yellow highlighter, the Readingpen® Basic Edition allows the user to scan a word they have difficulty recognizing and hear it spoken aloud through the integrated speaker or headphones and see it displayed in large characters on the built in screen.
If hearing the word spoken is not sufficient to recognize it, then the user can see the word broken down into syllables, have a simple and easy to understand definition displayed.
If required, the user can hear the definition spoken aloud or see and hear words with a similar meaning from the Thesaurus - allowing them to get as much or as little help as they need to achieve a smoother, more continuous reading flow and an increase in comprehension of the text.
Scan and listen to any printed document with the ClearReader+.
This device, which is just the size of a small radio, can take a picture of an 8 x 11 page and provide clear reading in 59 male and female voices in 31 different languages. It has built in stereo speakers for amplified sound and a headphone connector. Connect through the HDMI port. The ClearReader+: it has a foldable carrying handle and only weighs 2.46kg or 5.4 lb. The battery powered version (ClearReader+) offers 5 hours of continuous use. The ClearReader+ Basic includes all the same features, but does not integrate a battery.
Manufacturer: Freedom Scientific
Screen Reader Software
The most popular screen reader worldwide, JAWS® for Windows works with your PC to provide access to today's software applications and the Internet. With its internal software speech synthesizer and the computer's sound card, information from the screen is read aloud, providing technology to access a wide variety of information, education and job related applications. JAWS also outputs to refreshable Braille displays, providing unmatched Braille support of any screen reader on the market. A training tutorial is included.
Manufacturer: Kurweil Educational Systems
Scan, Read & Write for the Blind
Kurzweil 1000 is an advanced scanning and reading solution for the blind or visually impaired. There are two versions - one for the Windows® environment and one for the Macintosh®.
Many versions of Kurzweil products are available, specific items can be quoted upon request.
- Pointing Devices
- Cursor Control
- Reading and Writing
- Communication Software
- Communication Hardware
- Screen Magnification
- Scanning & Reading
- Closed Captioning
- Workstation Accessories
- Wheelchair Accessories