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Now Freedom Scientific brings you the most versatile desktop video magnifer available - with the clarity and crispness of high definition plus PC connectivity. The TOPAZ XL HD uses a true high denition camera to produce a clearer picture with sharper images and crisper text even at the lowest mag- nication. Lower magnication means you can maximize the amount of information displayed on the screen, especially with a widescreen monitor. It also reduces the need to move the reading table when reading text, looking at photo albums, or working on crafts and other projects. The TOPAZ XL HD supports magnication levels from 1.5x to 67x, depending on your monitor size. While the TOPAZ XL HD employs the latest in advanced technology, it's easy to operate, with three large, colorful dials for basic functions - magnication, high contrast color modes, and bright- ness - conveniently located under the adjustable monitor.

For the many people who need help reading text and seeing details because of low vision, traditional magnifying glasses work only up to a point. The RUBY video magnifier takes handheld magnification to the next level and beyond. The RUBY's 4.3-inch full color, high brightness video screen makes it outstanding for reading bills and writing letters and checks. It is so small and unobtrusive that it easily slips into a pocket or purse as the perfect traveling companion for visiting the grocery store, the pharmacy, the bank, the library, bookstore, restaurant, or anywhere else. The RUBY is easy to use for those who are unfamiliar with technology products. Just turn it on with one button, place it over an object, and adjust enlargement to your preference with the easy zoom button. The unit stays flat on the table, and the magnified image appears in the display window. With only one button, you can adjust the screen from full color for viewing pictures to any of four high contrast text modes.

Scanning and Reading Appliances

SARA is the next-generation self-contained scanning and reading appliance for people who are blind or have low vision. SARA is simple to use, and quickly converts printed text to spoken text. No computer experience is needed. Read your documents without the need for sighted assistance.

 

Features

  • Easy to learn, easy to use - no computer experience needed
  • Convert printed text to human-like speech in your choice of voices and languages
  • Built-in keypad with brightly-colored tactile keys and an audible menu
  • Add a monitor for a complete low-vision scanning and reading appliance
  • Powerful low vision features tailor the appearance of text on the screen, including font style, size, character spacing, and colors
  • Fast, automatic page capture for efficient document acquisition
  • Save files in SARA or send to a USB thumb drive
  • Two models to choose from:
    • SARA includes all features plus a built-in flatbed scanner
    • SARA CE includes all features plus a document camera providing instantaneous access to printed material
  • Built-in Braille support

 

Scanning and Reading Software

OpenBook converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format on your PC, using high-quality speech and the latest optical character recognition (OCR) technology. OpenBook is innovative software designed to enhance success for people who are blind or have low vision who need access to printed and electronic materials. OpenBook and the PEARL document camera create a complete scanning and reading system for work, home, and school.

 

Features

  • Support for Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10
  • Convert printed text to natural, human-like speech in many languages
  • Powerful optical character recognition provides editable text
  • Scan bound books and maintain pagination
  • Powerful low vision features tailor the appearance of text on the screen, including font style, size, character spacing, and colors
  • Lightning-fast OCR with the PEARL document camera
  • Automatic page capture for efficient document acquisition
  • Versatile document navigation and management tools maximize your productivity

Business and Classroom Features

  • Enhanced ability to search for and download books and other materials from the Internet
  • Full support for listening to DAISY and other audio files
  • Add comments and highlighting for increased productivity
  • Emboss Braille documents directly from OpenBook
  • Export to other applications like Microsoft® Word®
  • Common key commands with JAWS® and MAGic®
  • Built-in photocopy functionality

 

MAGic® Screen Magnification Software

 

MAGic is a screen magnification and screen reading solution for low vision computer users. MAGic can help you work more efficiently with business applications, documents, email, navigating the Internet, and engaging in social networking. MAGic delivers smooth, crisp letters, even at the highest magnification levels.

 

 

 

Low Vision Software Features

  • MAGic 13 or later runs on Windows® 8.1 and Windows 10
  • 75 magnification levels from 1x to 60x
  • View more of the screen content with multiple magnification levels between 1x and 4x
  • Work longer without fatigue with high-definition text and crisp fonts
  • Never lose track of the cursor or mouse pointer again with MAGic's high-definition mouse and cursor enhancement options
  • Eliminate glare and increase contrast with built-in color enhancements
  • Speech options add human-sounding voices to speak text and echo user actions
  • Easy to learn and use with built-in training tools
  • Add a MAGic Large Print Keyboard with bold, high-contrast keys for easy access to MAGic's most-used features
  • MAGic is designed and tested to work well on computers where JAWS is installed

Business and Classroom Features

  • Dual-monitor support provides greater productivity
  • Citrix Remote Access for advanced workplace opportunities

 

The MAGic® Large Print Keyboard provides low vision users with an easy-to-read keyboard with 22 dedicated MAGic keys that make learning and using MAGic screen magnification software easier than ever.

Easy on the Eyes

Bold high contrast keys with oversized characters provide fast, accurate typing with less of the eye fatigue experienced when straining to locate keys on standard keyboards.

One Touch Access to MAGic features

The most-used functions of MAGic screen magnification software are preassigned to single keys to provide quick access to these features. Press a single key to launch MAGic. Quickly zoom out to 1x to check formatting, and then return to your working magnification level. Toggle on and off visual enhancements for mouse, cursor, and focus tracking. Adjust reading speed on the fly. Control all these features and more with the 22 specialized keys, making the MAGic keyboard a true independent living aid.
Read more about MAGic screen magnification software.

Keys Reserved for User Assignment

The M1, M2, and M3 keys are intentionally unassigned, allowing individual users to assign them to their favorite MAGic functions. They can also be assigned to user-created shortcuts and Windows commands available in the MAGic keyboard manager.

Built-in Controls for Dual Monitor

The Toggle Monitor and View Locking keys improve productivity for MAGic users working with different applications in two independent monitors.

Benefits for JAWS® Users

 

While the keyboard enhances functionality for MAGic users, it is also designed with JAWS screen reading software users in mind. Several keys have already been assigned in JAWS to features such as adjusting speech rate and bringing up the Links List and the Research It tool. Other MAGic keyboard feature keys can be assigned JAWS functionality through the keyboard manager of JAWS. 

 

OpenBook supports 64-bit and 32-bit versions of Windows® 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista® and Windows 2008 Server, 32-bit versions of Windows XP and Windows 2003 Server, and Windows 2000 operating systems.


OpenBook converts printed documents or graphic-based text into an electronic text format on your PC, reading it aloud with quality speech and the latest in accurate optical character recognition (OCR). OpenBook utilizes both Nuance OmniPage and ABBYY FineReader OCR engines to bring you the most accurate text recognition available.

Use OpenBook to read books, magazines, and bills. OpenBook identifies columns and places them in logical reading order. Change the language setting to read foreign language documents with native speaker voices.

The low vision features of OpenBook allow you to tailor the appearance of text on your screen, including font style, size, character spacing, and colors. A Split View option allows for easy comparison of the original document and the results of OCR conversion. Masking and Word Spotlighting features synchronize with the text being read, making it easy to follow the screen position during reading.

 

  • Highlight important passages of a document for later reference
  • Insert your own comments in a document
  • Scan bound books and maintain pagination
  • Export to other applications like Microsoft Word or Notepad
  • Enhanced ability to search for and download books from the Internet
  • Full support for listening to DAISY and other audio files
  • Built-in Braille support
  • Built-in photocopy functionality
  • Supports Windows 10

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Does low vision keep you from the activities you love?

Regain your independence with the Optelec ClearView+ desktop video magnifier. Read your morning newspaper, view family photos, enjoy hobbies, complete crossword puzzles or write checks with the touch of a button. The unique modular design allows you to customize a system to best meet your personal vision, usability and comfort needs. Ideal for extended reading and writing.

Modularity

Multiple Models Customized for YOU

  • Tailor-make your ClearView+ and include up-gradable features for your specific eye condition
  • Exchange modules to grow with you as needs or uses may change
  • Quality and instant in-home service and demonstration

Ergonomics

Proper Posture for Optimal Viewing

  • Controls are on the reading table to help avoid fatigue from continuous arm lifting when changing magnification, contrast and brightness
  • 5-directional Ultra Flexible Arm allows you to adjust the monitor to your preferred reading distance and angle
  • Lowest reading table allows a comfortable and natural reading posture

Simplicity

Easy-to-Use with One Master Dial

  • Adjust the image or text with one button
  • Smoothly move the Easy-Glide Reading table in any direction and lock without force by a "one-touch" electronic brake
  • Advanced functionality, yet easy to use

Image Quality

High Definition that Brings Life into Focus from 1X-95X

  • Exceptional quality, true color, smooth character edges, and minimum fading decreases eye fatigue
  • 30% more adjustable brightness and sharper contrast backgrounds thanany other video magnifier
  • Always-In-Focus technology for crisp clear focus and magnification level even while being moved on the reading table
  • Optimized position of light sources for even illumination without a distracting reflection

Optelec offers the ONLY desktop video magnifier that can be custom configured to your exact needs and budget. We can help you get started today!

ClearView+ 22" HD TFT Ultra Flexible Arm
ClearView+ 22" True Color TFT Ultra Flexible Arm
2 optional upgrades: Basic Feature Pack, Advanced Feature Pack

 

Enjoy faster reading for longer periods of time!

The Optelec TwinView is the first 24-inch full High Definition low vision monitor designed for students and professionals who work with a PC and also need magnification. The TwinView combines the images of a desktop vide magnifier, such as the Optelec ClearView+, and a PC simultaneously on one monitor with intelligent, fully automatic split-screen capability. With just a few user-friendly controls, productivity is improved by more overview, less toggling and advanced functionality.

Features

  • 24-inch High Definition widescreen monitor with a matte screen finish
  • Adjustable magnification of 1X up to 95X and multiple high contrast viewing options (only with the ClearView+)
  • Automatically adjusts the horizontal or vertical split-screen position
  • Unique 178º wide viewing angle
  • Free-standing, height-adjustable flexible monitor stand for a more comfortable reading posture
  • Highest HD resolution image quality with split-screen (1920 x 1080 pixels)
  • Fast and responsive real-time split-screen (60 frames per second)
  • Easy-to-use large buttons with high contrast icons
  • Compatible w/ ZoomText (>v. 9.4) or SuperNova (>v. 11.50)
  • Option to mount to an off-the-shelf monitor arm or in-line with the ClearView+
  • Monitor weight: 14.8 lbs with stand; 8.8 lbs without stand
  • 3-year standard warranty

The Optelec Compact+ portable video magnifier is the perfect combination of sophisticated design and functionality. Take the Compact+ on the go to read price labels, maps, bus schedules, directions and your favorite restaurant menus. Portable and lightweight for the active individual, magnify your text and images with ease and convenience.

Features

  • One-button simplicity control
  • Adjustable magnification of 5X, 7.5X and 10X
  • 4.3-inch widescreen full-color display
  • Five high contrast viewing options available
  • Snapshot / freeze frame mode
  • Adjustable center camera for reading or quick writing
  • Collapsible handle for comfortable reading convenience
  • Portable and lightweight at only 10.6 oz.
  • Leather carrying case (included)
  • Available in six different colors
  • 3-hour rechargeable AA battery pack (included)
  • 2-year standard warranty

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