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Book Reader V100
Bookreader v100 is speciallyDesigned for book scanning. The Shadow Elimination Element eliminates the book spine shadow and text distortion associated with books scanned on flatbeds and copiers. The Plustek BookReader provides high quality speech output to make your book reading experience more enjoyable. The user-friendly magnifying tool can be used independent of the BookReader system and gives you complete access to all other programs you might need enlarged print for; it provides a "see & speak" function while you are reading the text. All scanned items can be saved as a searchable PDF. You can even use the book reader software to read any other PDF documents Scanned documents can be saved in MP3 or WAV format. By using a portable audio player, you can enjoy listening to books anytime and anywhere. The color contrast function increases the visual effectiveness and helps those with color blindness using certain color combinations. This allows for a more enjoyable and easy reading. Zoom text function provides the ability to enlarge documents to allow for easier on screen reading. Order Book Reader V100 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
CDesk Compass
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CDesk COMPASS
AdaptiveVoice is a stand-alone, all-inclusive software program for blind, low-vision, and seniors that enables access to the most-used functions of their computer. CDesk is not merely a screen reader or magnification program. CDesk is a single program with twenty core applications, built from the ground up to be extremely intuitive, simple to use, and easy to learn by utilizing a consistent user interface. 'PEGGY? is our user friendly speech recognition system that allows a totally hands free user experience.
Cell Phone Magnifier Lens
A 2x lens framed by a rubber frame and flexible band that fits around just about any size cell phone and even portable phones.
Clearreader+ Advanced
ClearReader+ Advanced Features: Read aloud device - click and begin listening in a few seconds. Intuitive operation - simple adjustment controls for play, pause, forward, back, reading speed and voice selection. Compact, portable and easy to carry with a built-in carrying handle. Built-in high quality stereo sound speakers. Multilingual text recognition with 4 selectable voices in up to 4 different languages including UK-English voices and an Indian-English voice. Rechargeable Li-ion batteries providing up to 5 hours of continuous use. Order Clearreader+ Advanced from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
COBRA 10
COBRA is a screen reading software program that provides access to information on a computer for people who are blind or visually impaired. There are 3 versions of COBRA to choose from: COBRA Zoom, which provides large print magnification and speech output, COBRA Braille, which provides speech output and support for more than 70 braille displays, and COBRA Pro, which includes everything.The BAUM USA sales department can be reached on our toll-free number.
Computer Screen Enlarger for 14-17" Screens
Hanging type enlarger attaches to top of a standard CRT monitor. Screen magnifies 1.5X, reduces glare, and blocks UV rays. Easy to install and clean.
DaVinci HD
DaVinci is a high performance desktop video magnifier (CCTV), featuring HD, text-to-speech (OCR) and a 3-in-1 camera. With HD you will experience high definition color and contrast giving you a beautiful, crystal clear picture and vibrant colors. Experience the joy of reading with this new text-to-speech feature. DaVinci will read any printed text aloud with the push of a button. The magnification and text-to-speech features make reading enjoyable again. The camera rotates 340 degrees. You can see near, far and everything in between. Easily pivot DaVinci's screen to provide a comfortable viewing position. Key features include: *Sony HD camera *24" high resolution HD LCD monitor. *Auto focus camera for self-viewing, reading or distance viewing (3-in-1 camera) *Text-to-Speech (OCR) reads aloud with Nuance software *Magnification up to 77x *Easy-to-use console with line markers *Reading zone preview with motion detection *8 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness *Slide mechanism provides flexibility for various camera arm positions *LCD screen easily pivots vertically *True mirror image in self-viewing mode *Memory setting for each camera position *DaVinci's monitor can also be utilized as a display for your computer *Connects to iPad (additional cables required) Order DaVinci HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Dolphin Guide
An all-in-one software suite with built-in large print and speech access. It is designed to be easy-to-use and easy-to-learn.contact@evas.com
Dolphin Pen
USB memory device that allows users to run Dolphin screen reading and screen magnification software on any computer. Plugs into a USB port and installs software on the machine. Software is uninstalled when Dolphin Pen is removed.
IBIS HD
High Definition video magnifier designed for low vision magnification. The IBIS HD camera attaches to any High Definition television or PC monitor. Weighing just 3.3 pounds, simply unfold the device, plug it in to the wall, connect to the back of your HD monitor, and you are ready anywhere, anytime. Simple. Elegant. Discreet. Order IBIS HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
iMax for Mac
MagniLink iMax provides magnification, contour enhancement and pointer settings as well as screen reading with high-quality speech output. The Contrast Enhancement Mode gives a clear picture with smooth character edges regardless of the magnification. features include: split screen, dual screen support, full screen mode, multiple highcontrast modes, a circular and a squared lens-zoom. It gives you the ability to set the screen mode based on your own preferences. Your Mac also works as a document reader through the unique GhostReader function. This gives you the possibility to get text read out loud and be magnified in a seperate window via the function Speak Selection. You can then save texts as Mp3-files to be played in iTunes, be uploaded to your iPod, iPad or burned onto a CD. Order iMax for Mac from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Individual Study Screen (ISS)
Projection screen with clear acrylic frame designed for individual use by students with low vision to view filmstrips and other materials. Screen magnifies objects to up to 7x for up-clos eviewing. Image is projected from rear on frosted plastic insert. Comes with rubber feet to prevent slipping.
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 Bookshare.org, Web-Braille and other electronic repositories.
Lunar Screen Magnifier
Works with Windows and Windows applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, the Internet, and e-mail.
LunarPlus Enhanced Screen Magnifier
Works with Windows and Windows applications, including word processing, spreadsheets, the Internet, and e-mail, with speech output as an added feature.
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.
MagniLink S Computer/Monitor
The MagniLink S Monitor connects to any monitor and is ideal for use at home. Read a report or work on scrapbooks. Review a document or share photos. You can even see yourself in ?mirror mode." MagniLink S Monitor comes with an HDMI connector, built-in control panel and uses minimal space. The camera is available in HD or SD resolution. Use the system in a classroom for viewing materials or to record a lesson or presentation with the video recording feature. The system can also be used as a regular video magnifier at home, connected to a LVI monitor and a docking station. It comes with both HDMI and USB 3.0 connections and can be controlled by the integrated control box or from the computer?s keyboard. This monitor model is connected through HDMI and include an AC power adapter. MagniLink S comes with a clever two-in-one carrying case with space for a laptop and accessories. The camera has superior picture quality with unbeatable sharpness, light sensitivity and viewing angle. The MagniLink S offers 60 digital full frames/second for an image that is extraordinarily clear also in motion. Order MagniLink S Computer/Monitor from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
MagniLink S TTS - reads text aloud
MagniLink S TTS offers all your favorite features including Text-To-Speech. It comes with an HD camera, USB 3.0 and HDMI connectors, as well as built in control panel and OCR functionality for TTS. Text can be read aloud with increase reading speed and endurance. MagniLink S TTS reads any printed text by sentence, word or paragraph. The OCR scanned text can be saved and opened in a text editor for proofing and rewrites. MagniLink S TTS can be used with headphones at office and makes reading more efficient. Features include: Excellent image quality, 60 fps (full digital frames/second), High brightness and contrast (high quality light sensitive lens), HDMI and USB 3.0 connection. It's lightweight, portable and powered by the computer. Order MagniLink S TTS - reads text aloud from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Magnilink Student Professional
MagniLink Student Professional Features include: HD camera results in smoother character edges, excellent color condition and a flicker-free image. Magnification range from 1.5x - 56x with15" screen. The unit only weighs 3.3 lbs and connects to USB 2.0. Video recording with sound, freezing of image and dual monitor support. It can connect to a Computer via USB, and a Computer monitor Order Magnilink Student Professional from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Merlin Elite
Merlin elite is a high performance desktop video magnifier (CCTV), featuring HD and text-to-speech (OCR). High definition color and contrast provides a beautiful, crystal clear picture and vibrant colors. Its unique design allows for a wide field of view, displaying more text on the screen. Experience the joy of reading with this new text-to-speech feature. Features include: *Sony HD auto focus camera *24" high resolution HD LCD monitor *Text-to-Speech (OCR) ? reads aloud with Nuance? software *Easy-to-use console with line markers *Reading zone preview with motion detection *Screen easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position *28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness *LED lighting for truer HD picture quality *Wide range of adjustable magnification from 2.4 to 70x *Low profile XY table with a user friendly lock mechanism *Merlin elite's monitor can also be utilized as a display for your computer *Connects to iPad (additional cables required) Order Merlin Elite from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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.
Pearl
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 Use the PEARL to show a live video image on your PC to fill out forms. Snap a picture to show the enlarged image on your PC, and navigate with the virtual XY table from the keyboard.
SmartView Synergy SI
Magnifies and enlarges text, objects and actions, delivering superior image quality with true, vivid colors
Snow 7 HD
This portable video magnifier has a 4.3"color TFT screen. Features include: Freeze frame function Broad depth of focus and bright screen display Rechargeable battery with life of 3.5 hours of continuous use Includes 2 batteries that can be replaced by the user if needed Intelligent design -the Snow memorizes and uses the most recent settings (viewing mode, magnification, TV format, key tones etc.) at start up Order Snow 7 HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Supernova Pro
Combined screen reader and magnifier that allows users to access Windows applications either through magnification, braille, or speech output. Computer display is magnified up to 32x and the information is also presented in braille for users of the many supported braille devices. Allows users to write map files to make nonstandard applications usable.
Supernova Reader Magnifier Standard
Combined screen reader and magnifier that allows users to access Windows applications either through magnification, braille, or speech output. Computer display is magnified up to 32x and the information is also presented in braille for users of the many supported braille devices.
System Access Stand-alone Mobile
Provides screen access to Windows, as well as applications, including Microsoft Word, Outlook, Internet Explorer, Outlook Express, Adobe Reader, and Skype. It can be installed on two computers. Also includes a smart drive so users can create a key to install System Access on other computers.
Topolino Smart
With Topolino Smart user can experience comfortable working at school and at work. In fullHD picture quality, topolino smart can be used in conjunction with either a laptop/pc through a USB port or directly with a monitor through the VGA port. The small and foldable fullHD camera system topolino smart has been primarily designed for students and pupils to use the camera for reading and distance viewing. The latest settings will always be saved automatically for the comfort of the demanding user. The overview mode with a reticle display offers special comfort - with this function the user will always have in view, which part of the text he or she is currently reading. Video recording is also an option and can be selected during installation of the system. topolino smart serves the user also at work or at home. With its light weight and small dimensions, topolino smart can be transported easily. The integrated battery gives the user the opportunity to start reading with topolino smartt wherever a laptop or monitor is available. Order Topolino Smart from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ZoomEx
Portable video magnifier (2 lbs) which connects to a laptop computer and can perform OCR functionality.Can save an entire book and reformat the text on the screen and read the text aloud through the computer.Order ZoomEx from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Zoomtext Mac
ZoomText Mac is a powerful computer access solution designed for the visually impaired. Through a combination of magnification; enhancements to colors, pointers and cursors; and a WebReader tool, using your Mac is fun and enjoyable, even when you have a visual impairment. Now you will be able to see everything on your Mac, providing you with complete access to applications, documents, email and the Internet. ZoomText Mac is designed for users of all ages and skill levels. With a precise mix of power and simplicity, ZoomText Mac provides total independence at home, school and in the workplace. Order Zoomtext Mac from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ZoomText Magnifier
Screen magnification system with eight zoom window types. Features include 1x to 36x magnification; color, brightness and contrast controls; visible pointers and cursors; Dual Monitor Support and application-specific settings.Order ZoomText Magnifier from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ZoomText Magnifier/Reader
Screen magnification system integrated with basic screen reading capabilities. Features include 1x to 36x magnification; eight zoom window types; color, brightness and contrast controls; visible pointers and cursors; Dual Monitor Support; application-specific settings; human-sounding reading voices; program, typing and mouse echo options; and automatic document reading.Order ZoomText Magnifier/Reader from The Chicago Lighthouse Store

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