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32 Products for Manufacturer

Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor ContactImage/Multimedia Available?
Braille Lite M20 and M40
20-cell (M20) or 40-cell (M40) PDA with a built-in 56K modem, fully adjustable speech output, POP3 e-mail, and word processing capabilities. Also includes WinDisk software which allows the user to transfer files to a personal computer.
Focus 40 Blue Braille Display
Portable and adjustable refreshable braille displays. Include easy-to-remember braille commands and braille settings. Used with the JAWS screen reader, the refreshable braille cells act as a tactile monitor that allows users to navigate and read information in dynamic braille. It is both Bluetooth and USB compatible, and works with iOS, Mac, and Windows
Focus 80 Blue Braille Display
Portable and adjustable refreshable braille display. Includes easy-to-remember braille commands and braille settings. Used with the JAWS screen reader, the refreshable braille cells act as a tactile monitor that allows users to navigate and read information in dynamic braille. It is both Bluetooth and USB compatible, and works with iOS, Mac, and Windows
FSReader
Application that allows users to read DAISY-formatted talking books on a PAC-Mate or desktop PC.
FSTTY
The FSTTY package includes a TTY modem and power supply, the FSTTY application CD, a serial cable, a CompactFlash®-to serial-adapter, a telephone cable, and leather carry case.
JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Professional)
Converts text and components of the Windows operating system into synthesized speech, allowing for access to Windows-based computer systems. Includes configuration files to maximize its function in a wide variety of Windows applications.Order JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Professional) from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Standard)
Converts text and components of the Windows operating system into synthesized speech, allowing for access to Windows-based computer systems. Includes configuration files to maximize its function in a wide variety of Windows applications. Order JAWS (Job Access with Speech) for Windows (Standard) from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MAGic Professional (w/ speech)
Offers many magnification modes providing full screen or adjustable views that let you see both a magnified and unmagnified portions of the screen at the same time. Has a magnification range of 1x to 36x. Provides screen enhancements to eliminate glare, increase contrast and allow easy tracking of screen activities. Speech is synchronized with screen activities, reading, and editing. Compatible with a greater number of operating systems than MAGic Standard and is purchased by computer users who keep their operating systems current.
MAGic Professional (w/out speech)
Offers many magnification modes providing full screen or adjustable views that let you see both a magnified and unmagnified portions of the screen at the same time. Has a magnification range of 1x to 36x. Provides screen enhancements to eliminate glare, increase contrast and allow easy tracking of screen activities. Compatible with a greater number of operating systems than MAGic Standard and is purchased by computer users who keep their operating systems current. Versions are available with speech.
MAGic Standard (w/ speech)
Offers many magnification modes providing full screen or adjustable views that let you see both a magnified and unmagnified portions of the screen at the same time. Has a magnification range of 1x to 36x. Provides screen enhancements to eliminate glare, increase contrast and allow easy tracking of screen activities. Speech is synchronized with screen activities, reading, and editing. Used by computer users who do not have plans to purchase the newer operating systems.
MAGic Standard (w/out speech)
Offers several magnification modes. Has a magnification range of 2x to 16x and a bookmark-indexing feature allowing quick storage and recall of up to ten screen locations. Used by computer users who do not have plans to purchase the newer operating systems. Also available with speech.
ONYX
Foldable and lightweight portable video magnifier designed to connect to a monitor or a PC and provides magnification up to 100x. May be mounted on a swinging arm or flexible arm and provides distance, document, and self views. http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
ONYX Deskset 17
Portable video magnifier with a 3-in-1 flexible camera for reading documents, distance viewing, and self-viewing. The camera, mounted on a rotating arm on a 17" flat panel monitor, has three axes and rotates up to 350 degrees.http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
ONYX PC Edition
Features the ONYX camera mounted on an arm secured to a sturdy base and comes with USB connectivity to any PC and MAGic? Screen Magnification Software with Speech and MAGic EyeMerge? image management features. EyeMerge allows user to switch back and forth between magnified PC images and magnified camera views in any of three viewing modes: distance views, document views, and self views. Comes in choice of a swing arm or flex arm. http://www.freedomscientific.com/Products/
Opal
Small, portable, hand-held video magnifier with a 4" screen and a magnification range of 4.5x to 9x. Has two full-color modes and five two-color reading modes (black text on a white background; enhanced black text on a white background; white text on a black background; yellow text on a blue background; or blue text on a yellow background). http://www.mcssl.com/store/my-vision-aid/catalog/
OpenBook
Scans and converts printed documents or graphics-based text into an electronic text format. Provides two text-to-speech software synthesizers—RealSpeak, which features a natural human-sounding voice, and ViaVoice, which provides practical and efficient speech for editing or skimming documents. Supports most hardware speech synthesizers. Other features include a fax utility, copy function, and online book search.
PAC Mate 20 Display
20-cell refreshable display initially designed to be used with the Pac Mate PDA. May also be used with desktops and laptops using a USB connection.
PAC Mate 40 Display
40-cell refreshable display initially designed to be used with the Pac Mate PDA. May also be used with desktops and laptops using a USB connection.
PAC Mate Omni BX400
Portable PDA with a braille keyboard. A detachable braille display can be added. Includes JAWS for Windows CE for speech output and Windows Mobile 6.0 with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer plus Calendar, E-mail, Contacts, FSEdit (braille word processor), FSCalc (financial and scientific calculator), MediaPlayer and other applications. Full desktop synchronization through ActiveSync.
PAC Mate Omni BX420
Portable PDA with Perkins-style braille keyboard with a 20-cell braille display. Includes JAWS for Windows CE for speech output and Windows Mobile 6.0 with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer plus Calendar, E-mail, Contacts, FSEdit (braille word processor), FSCalc (financial and scientific calculator), MediaPlayer and other applications. Full desktop synchronization through ActiveSync.
PAC Mate Omni BX440
Portable PDA with Perkins-style braille keyboard with a 40-cell braille display. Includes JAWS for Windows CE for speech output and Windows Mobile 6.0 with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer plus Calendar, E-mail, Contacts, FSEdit (braille word processor), FSCalc (financial and scientific calculator), MediaPlayer and other applications. Full desktop synchronization through ActiveSync.
PAC Mate Omni QX400
Portable PDA with a QWERTY-style keyboard. A detachable braille display can be added. Includes JAWS for Windows CE for speech output and Windows Mobile 6.0 with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer plus Calendar, E-mail, Contacts, FSEdit (braille word processor), FSCalc (financial and scientific calculator), MediaPlayer and other applications. Full desktop synchronization through ActiveSync.
PAC Mate Omni QX420
Portable PDA with a QWERTY-style keyboard and 40-cell braille display. Includes JAWS for Windows CE for speech output and Windows Mobile 6.0 with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer plus Calendar, E-mail, Contacts, FSEdit (braille word processor), FSCalc (financial and scientific calculator), MediaPlayer and other applications. Full desktop synchronization through ActiveSync.
PAC Mate Omni QX440
Portable PDA with a QWERTY-style keyboard and 40-cell braille display. Includes JAWS for Windows CE for speech output and Windows Mobile 6.0 with Pocket versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, Internet Explorer plus Calendar, E-mail, Contacts, FSEdit (braille word processor), FSCalc (financial and scientific calculator), MediaPlayer and other applications. Full desktop synchronization through ActiveSync.
Pearl
Portable folding camera that connects to a PC and allows user to magnify and view documents on the screen and navigate with the virtual x-y table from the keyboard. Also expands the features of OpenBook 9.0 to provide instant OCR.www.freedomscientific.com/ www.nanopac.com/
RUBY
Handheld, pocket-sized video magnifier with a 4.3" full-color screen with a magnification range of 2x to 14x magnification when used with handle extended and 5x to 10x when used flat on a table.www.freedomscientific.com/
Ruby XL HD
Portable, handheld video magnifier with a 5-megapixel, auto-focus camera and a full color, 5" tiltable LCD screen with continuous zoom from 2x to 14x.www.freedomscientific.com/
Sapphire
Handheld video magnifier with a 7"LCD screen with 3.4x to 16x magnification. Can be used for three viewing positions: Reading, writing and viewing 3D objects like medicine bottles and connected to a television to magnify up to 48 times on a 21" screen
SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance
Stand-alone reading machine that allows users to scan and read books, bills, magazines and other documents. Reads in 29 human-sounding voices, 19 language dialects and 12 languages. An optional display screen or a television screen may be used to magnify text and customize background color schemes. The majority of the buttons are big and colorful with tactile shapes that differentiate one from another.
StreetTalk
Adds speech and braille accessibility to the Destinator 3 GPS application for Pocket PCs. Maps available on Destinator CDs cover the U.S.A., Canada, Western Europe, and Australia and includes categorized points of interest. Users may have StreetTalk create a travel route by entering a city or postal code or choose a destination from the list of points of interest, a list of their favorites, or from their contact list. Directions may be reviewed while traveling and access to a broad range of information is provided in speech and braille.
TOPAZ Desktop Video Magnifiers
Desktop, auto-focus video magnifier with magnification levels of up to 77x (on a 24" monitor) with extra-wide x-y table for viewing large documents, and other items. Comes with a choice of monitors: 20", 22", 24". Can become computer compatible with the addition of the TOPAZ Connectivity Kit (optional with additional charge). http://sales.freedomscientific.com/
TOPAZ XL HD
High-definition desktop video magnifier that offers magnification up to 67x, 8.25" of workspace under the camera, and 30 high-contrast text color modes plus true color and enhanced full color. Also offers the lowest magnification (1.5x) and widest field of view of any desktop video magnifier. May be enhanced with OCR capabilities and PC connectivity when GEM and OpenBook Scanning and Reading Software are installed.http://sales.freedomscientific.com/

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