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29 Products for Manufacturer

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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
This camera provides magnification up to 100x and is mounted on your choice of a swinging arm or flexible arm and provides distance, document, and self views. It connects to any NTSC TV for a video magnification solution.
ONYX Deskset 17
The ONYX Deskset 17 features a camera mounted on a rotating arm to a 17-inch flat panel monitor. The camera’s mounting arm has three axes, and the camera itself rotates up to 350 degrees. The camera mounts on either side of the monitor to best accommodate the task at hand.
ONYX PC Edition
The ONYX™ PC Edition features the ONYX camera mounted on an arm secured to a sturdy base. It comes with USB connectivity to any PC and MAGic® Screen Magnification Software with Speech and MAGic EyeMerge™ image management features. With EyeMerge, 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. The ONYX PC Edition comes in your choice of a swing arm or flex arm.
Opal
Small, portable, hand-held video magnifier that displays images on a 4" screen. Magnification level may be varied from 3x to 6.4x with a sliding fingertip control while the unit rests firmly on a document.
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.
RUBY
Small, compact CCTV.
Sapphire
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. Order SARA Scanning and Reading Appliance from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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
Video magnifier with extra-wide x-y table for viewing large documents, and other items. Available in several models. Can become computer compatible with the addition of the TOPAZ Connectivity Kit (Optional with Additional Charge).

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