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Handling Money

15 Products for Task

Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor ContactImage/Multimedia Available?
Bank Note Reader (B.N.R.)
Designed to assist visually impaired, blind, and deaf-blind people identify Canadian bank notes. It recognizes all Canadian bank notes currently in circulation and those expected to be in circulation over the next few years. Its two-tone colouring provides high contrast in the areas that matter. The user may select an appropriate output mode from bilingual-speech, tone or vibration, allowing for different levels of discretion when operated in public. There is a volume control for speech and tone announcements as well as a standard headphone jack. People who reside outside of Canada who are interested in obtaining this product should contact Brytech directly for special pricing. The product is distributed to all Blind/Visually Impaired Canadians for free through their local CNIB office.
Cell Phone Organizer Case
Leather case that holds and protects your cell phone and identification.
Click Pocket Money Brailler
Brailler for marking denominations of $1, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 in braille for easy identification. Simply insert edge of bill and squeeze. Fits on a key chain. Order Click Pocket Money Brailler from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreImage
I.D. Mate Quest
i.d. mate Quest is a portable ?all-in-one? talking bar code scanner that aids visually or print impaired individuals with the identification of items via the product?s bar code or UPC. Using text-to-speech and digital voice recording technologies, it allows users to access an on-board database of product descriptions, along with a tailored set of recorded voice messages. Additional bar code labels are available to label any product or item that does not already have a bar code. Adhesive, tag, and clothing labels can be placed on nearly anything. Simply scan the bar code and add a voice recording. With i.d. mate Quest, you now have additional modes of identification and information access with wireless internet connectivity and an on-board camera. This provides for multiple features such as an extended database, currency identification, Skype video conferencing, and object recognition.
iBill (Talking Banknote Identifier)
iBill provides rapid and immediate identification of paper money without having to depend on anyone. The ultra-high accuracy of the iBill provides peace of mind. The compact iBill goes everywhere - in the pocket, purse or clipped to the belt and with its long battery life and power-efficient design, is always ready for use. The new iBill now offers ? Increased volume - making it easier to use in noisy places and for users with hearing difficulties ? New option for privacy - An Earphone Jack provides an alternative to the vibration mode ? A redesigned slot that makes it even easier to insert the bill, and recessed buttons prevent inadvertent activation when the unit is in a purse or pocket. Product Features: *Extremely easy to use and ready at all times - identifies at the press of a button. *Provides instantaneous response ? most bills are identified in less than one second. *Recognizes all US bills in circulation - $1, $2, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. *Announces denomination in a clear female voice; tone and vibration modes protect privacy. *An earphone jack provides additional privacy. *Super-long battery life - over a year with typical use. *single AAA battery is easily replaceable by the user. *Attaches to a key-chain or lanyard. *Easily upgradable to recognize new banknote designs. *Clearly indicates un-identifiable bills, e.g. torn or badly defaced ones - does not incorrectly identify them. *Provides two button operation, recessed to prevent inadvertent presses. Supplied accessories Include installed battery, user manual in large print audio and digital soft-copy .
The iPhone is a line of Internet and multimedia-enabled smartphones designed and marketed by Apple Inc. An iPhone functions as a camera phone (also including text messaging and visual voicemail), a portable media player (equivalent to a video iPod), and an Internet client (with e-mail, web browsing, and Wi-Fi connectivity). The user interface is built around the device's multi-touch screen, including a virtual keyboard rather than a physical one. Third-party applications are available from the App Store.
Kurzweil 1000
Converts print into speech. Scans books, articles and bills, and reads the information out loud. Scanned text can be saved for future reference and modification. Can be used to open and read a variety of electronic text formats and search, download, and read electronic books and magazines directly from sites such as, Web-Braille and other electronic repositories.
Large Print Check and Deposit Register (600 Entry)
Large easy-to-read register for maintaining records of deposit and check transactions. Twelve entries for each 8 ½” x 11” page. Comes in 50-page sheets, allowing for 600 entries.Order Large Print Check and Deposit Register (600 Entry) from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Leather Wallet Money Organizer
Wallet with five compartments—one with a zipper for paper money, three for change with Velcros, and nine for credit cards. Made of genuine black leather. Image courtesy of Maxi-AidsImage
Note Teller2
A portable banknote reader that announces all U.S. currency, old and new, in either English or Spanish. You insert the currency in a slot provided on the front panel of the unit, then push it in for the currency to be recognize by the unit. The announcement of the currency value is made in a clear male voice. A version of the Note Teller is also available for deaf-blind individuals—meaning that vibro-tactile indication is provided to identify specific currencies.
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.
Small, portable handheld magnifier that easily fits into a purse or pocket.
RAY G300
RAY, the world's first smartphone specially designed for eye-free operation ? from its unique operating system and eye-free user experience to its specialized built-in content. The single, affordable devices features multiple advanced services including voice calls, email, messaging, contact list services, calendar, GPS, advanced WEB remote assistance, voice recorder, panic and emergency services, audio-digital library, color identification, pictures transcription, banknote recognition, and more ? all within an intuitive eye-free experience operated by touch and sound-only interaction.
Sharp A440 Talking Cash Register
Basic Register. 20 departments standard. Inventory control through PLU's and journal reports. Includes discrete keys, voice on/off switch, talking journals, and computer interface capability.
The Traveller
Portable auto-focus video magnifier with a magnification range of 4x to 16x magnification, a 6.4" tilt screen, and full color or black and white viewing modes.

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