Blindness « AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc

By: Abletech  09-12-2011

Blindness « AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc.

There are a variety of blindness related technologies that can assist someone living with a visual disability to access vocational, educational or quality of life opportunities. 

“The only thing worse than being blind is having sight but no vision” Helen Keller
“You can become blind by seeing each day as a similar one” Paulo Coelho
“You can not depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus” Mark Twain

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Optelec ClearReader+ « AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc

Additionally, the Optelec ClearReader+ is easily customized to read text at different speeds, in up to twelve different languages and twenty-three different voices. 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. To operate, simply power on the unit, release the camera arm and place the reading material under the high-resolution camera.


Pearl-OpenBook Scanner « AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc

Press a keystroke to snap a picture, and hear your book read back to you with Eloquence or one of the human-sounding voices from RealSpeak Solo Direct®. 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.


OpenBook & Kurzweil 1000 « AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc

They can also take their reading wherever they go by sending files to Braille note takers and embossers as well as portable devices such as DAISY and MP3 audio players. Kurzweil 1000 delivers quick access to a wealth of information including online books, magazines and encyclopedias so users can pursue any reading interests.


Intel Reader « AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc

The Intel® Reader enhances independence for people with visual impairments, blindness, or reading-based learning disabilities by providing convenient and flexible access to a variety of printed materials. Weighing just over a pound and about the size of a paperback book, the Intel Reader provides all the power of a bulky PC and scanner in a convenient size for work, school, home, or on the road.


Braille NoteTakers & Displays « AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc

Alva BC640 State-of-the-art Braille Setting the standard in Braille communication, the ALVA Braille Controller 640 with Feature Pack is the first wireless display that combines classic Braille access, audio, note taking, and comprehensive keyboarding from a single device.


Talking OCR « AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc

Optical character recognition, usually abbreviated to OCR, is the mechanical or electronic translation of scanned images consisting of typewritten or printed text into machine-encoded text. These text-to-speech programs also present the scanned materials in a variety of ways, allowing for the text to be displayed in a manner most easily viewed by the visually-impaired user.


Screen Readers « AbleTech Assistive Technologies Inc

It also allows users to create custom scripts using the JAWS Scripting Language, which can alter the amount and type of information which is presented by applications, and ultimately makes programs that were not designed for accessibility usable through JAWS.