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Text to Speech/OCR Devices

Makes Reading Easy Again

Does reading your newspaper or favorite book become too tiresome with a video magnifier? Do you lose time searching through text? Now enjoy the Optelec ClearView+ Speech, a completely new approach for the integration of OCR and text-to-speech technology in a desktop video magnifier. Just sit back, relax, and listen to any printed documents as they are read aloud.

The ClearView+ Speech combines video magnification and accurate text-to-speech that makes it easy to select what you want to read. It allows you to enlarge materials to a more comfortable size or change the high contrast viewing modes with one master dial. To activate the Speech feature, just simply touch the screen and instantly enjoy listening to articles, letters and books with a natural sounding voice and full page overview.

The Optelec ClearView+ Speech is available as a complete system or as a separate module. Thanks to its compatibility, all existing ClearView+ models (G1 & G2) will be upgradable; meaning you too can enjoy the new Speech functionality if you're an existing ClearView+ user!

Read with reliable Speech Technology

The ClearView+ Speech can instantly convert printed text into speech. Now you can enjoy having access to accurate information in a way that is most comfortable and easy for you, especially long text. The Point & Read interface allows you to simply touch the screen for the Speech feature, and then sit back, relax and listen. You also have the option to select video magnification to view photos, bills and read shorter text.

Capture the whole page and navigate quickly

The ClearView+ Speech displays full pages and automatically identifies the document or photo layout. Switch instantly between full view and navigate to various sections. Never lose track of where you are again!

Point directly at columns or words and read

To scroll within the magnified document, swipe your finger on the 24-inch HD touchcreen monitor. Simply tap a paragraph, column or word to activate the Speech function and instantly enjoy listening to articles, letters and books. That's how easy it is!

Store documents or view your favorite photos

You can enjoy the convenience of saving documents or viewing digital photos on a SD card or USB drive and access them when you need them.

Key Features

- Intuitive 24" HD Touchscreen monitor

  • - Read long documents with accurate and reliable Text-to-Speech
  • - Point directly at a column, paragraph or word & Read
  • - Capture the whole document with Full Page overview
  • - Navigate quickly with intelligent document layout recognition
  • - Swipe your finger to scroll through the magnified text or photos
  • - Read text in high contrast while viewing pictures in original color
  • - More than 50 reading voices in over 30 languages
  • - Document and photo storage to reference later
  • - Picture viewer with zoom and slideshow options to view favorite photos
  • - Continuous magnification of 1X to 85X (depends on model type)
  • - Ergonomic product design with customizable features
  • - Built-in high sound quality stereo speakers and headphone port
  • - Compatible with all existing ClearView+ Systems and easy to upgrade
  • - 3-year limited warranty

Freedom Scientific's SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance is an affordable and easy-to-use solution for reading a wide variety of printed material, including books, mail, newspapers, magazines, and so much more. For the low vision user, SARA can be attached to a computer monitor, providing colorful, large print access to supplement the speech.

Freedom Scientific's SARA CE (Scanning And Reading Appliance, Camera Edition) is the next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for the blind and those with low vision.

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.

Rediscover the joys of reading anytime and anywhere with the Optelec ClearReader+, combining fast text recognition, a choice of high quality naturally sounding voices, and, all in an attractive portable design.

To read any printed text by dictation, the Optelec ClearReader+ device integrates ease-of-use with a high-quality, multilingual voice output and fast optical character recognition (OCR) and text-to-speech recognition technology, all within a sleek and retro design. With only five controls, the Optelec ClearReader+ is one of the most intuitive and user-friendly text-to-speech devices available.


Access to printed documents such as magazines, newspapers, books or a letter from a friend has never been so easy. Portable and battery powered, the Optelec ClearReader+ assistive technology device can be used in the home, at school or work, making it ideal for reading books, newspapers, receipts or reviewing bills and bank statements.


To operate, simply power on the unit, release the camera arm and place the reading material under the high-resolution camera. Press the scan button to take a snap shot of the text, and in seconds the Optelec ClearReader+ will read the desired text in high quality speech. The Optelec ClearReader+ Basic offers all the benefits of the ClearReader+ but is AC Powered and without a built-in rechargeable battery. 
 
Additionally, the Optelec ClearReader+ is easily customized to read text at different speeds, in up to 29 supported languages and 42 different voices.

Highlights Include:

  • Camera: High-resolution camera with state-of-the-art wide angle optics and integrated object lighting.
  • Text recognition: High-quality, multilingual text recognition for the user to click and read in a few seconds.
  • Languages: Four languages installed with 29 languages supported, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Russian, Polish, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Dutch, Turkish, Portuguese, Catalan, Czech, Greek, Hungarian, Romanian, and Slovak.
  • Voices: Support for 42 different voices and choice between male, female or different dialects and regional accents.
  • Battery and Power: Integrated Li-ion batter for five hours of continuous use. (Optelec ClearReader+ Basic is AC Powered)
  • External Buttons and Controls: Forward/backward, play/pause, speed, scan, volume, on/ off.
  • Connections: Headphone and power connectors.
  • Handle and Speakers: Foldable carry handle and built-in stereo speakers.
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.4 x 3.9 inches / 23 x 24 x 10 cm
  • Weight: 5.4 lbs / 2.46 kg (ClearReader+) and 4.97 lbs / 2.26 kg (ClearReader+ Basic)
  • Accessories: Carrying Case and Wireless Headphones (not included)

The Optelec ClearReader+ Advanced includes the Optelec ClearReader+ and Magnification Feature Pack. The Magnification Feature Pack expands the functionality of the Optelec ClearReader+ scanning and text-to-speech reading device, and now offers electronic video magnifier and document saving capabilities. By the press of a button, low vision users can both view and/or listen to scanned or saved text instantly and simultaneously with user-friendly controls.

Connect the Optelec ClearReader+ to any VGA monitor, TV or video magnifier and select your preferred high contrast color and text magnification using the Magnification Feature Pack. View photos and save important documents on a SD memory card or USB flash drive for later reference.

You can also use the Magnification Feature Pack and ClearReader+ with voice-only menu options. Blind users will be able to utilize the intuitive interface control to hear documents read aloud with preferred settings, and save materials with expandable memory options. 

The Optelec ClearReader+ Advanced combines ease of use, video magnification, high quality multilingual speech output, and fast text-to-speech recognition technology with an attractive portable design. The Optelec ClearReader+ Magnification Feature Pack is also available separately for existing ClearReader+ users. 

Overview

  • Modern design with a retro look and feel
  • Quality of sound
  • Excellent OCR performance on difficult brochures, flyers and newspaper columns
  • Intuitive user interface
  • Battery operated up to 5 hours
  • Modularity and ability to upgrade as technology advances
  • No fan for less noise and quiet when in use
  • Multiple languages integrated

Key Features

  • 4 pre-selected reading voices (US Samantha, US Tom, Mexican Spanish Paulina, Canadian French Julie)
  • 42 total different voices available, in 29 languages with 3 in American English and 2 in Spanish
  • Photo and text mode (column and line view)
  • 12 selectable high contrast colors
  • Up to 16 X magnification of the original document
  • 3 menu options (advanced, basic, voice-only)
  • 2 font options (Arial and Verdana)
  • Save text, photos or books
  • Expandable memory on SD card or USB drive
  • 3 saving options (save without voice label, save with voice label, save book)
  • 2 word highlight options (block or box)
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