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90 Products for Task

Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor ContactImage/Multimedia Available?
AccessWorld
This app allows you to keep up with the latest issue of AccessWorld Magazine, read any article in AccessWorld's entire archive of back issues, and contact any member of the AccessWorld team.Image
ALVA BC680
Compact 80-cell braille display designed to work with a variety of products including PCs, Macintosh, mobile phones and PDAs. Includes Bluetooth and USB connectivity and built-in Windows access utility. The ALVA BC680 is like having two Braille displays in one device. It?s the only 80-cell Braille display that offers simultaneous connectivity with two PCs/Macs. Or you can connect one PC/Mac and a Smartphone for the ultimate in flexibility and usefulness.Order ALVA BC680 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
ALVA USB 640
Compact 40-cell braille display designed to work with a variety of products including PCs, Macintosh, and Linux. Includes USB connectivity and built-in Windows access utility.at.info@visioncue.com
Book Port Plus
A digital talking book player designed to support a wide variety of playback formats. These formats include NLS, Learning Ally, Audible, txt, doc, html, and books from BookShare. This small device incorporates an audio book player, an accessible MP3 player, a clock and a voice recorder in one unit. The Book Port Plus contains a Wi-Fi chip, USB port, SD card slot (up to 32GB), Stereo microphone, headphone jacks, and a built-in speaker. sales@aph.orgImage
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 and 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
Book Wizard Reader
Software program for reading DAISY books.
BookCourier
Reads articles, books, and other documents out loud, and plays MP3 files. Includes Double Talk speech synthesizer; no internal speaker.
BookSense (Standard)
A compact and lightweight portable DAISY player. This multi-function DAISY reader is compatible with a wide range of audio formats including DAISY and MP3. Other features include,a built-in text to speech engine, clock, recorder. Its built-in text to speech engine supports a wide range of electronic documents.
BookSense XT
A compact and lightweight portable DAISY player. This multi-function DAISY reader is compatible with a wide range of audio formats including DAISY and MP3. Other features include: a built-in text to speech engine, calculator, clock, recorder. Its built-in text to speech engine supports a wide range of electronic documents. The BookSense comes in two models. BookSense(Standard) and BookSense XT. Both models play audio files, DAISY content, and read documents. Secured-Digital (SD) memory card slot, and built-in digital recorder are all standard features on both the BookSense and BookSense XT. The media player supports a variety of formats, such as MP3, MP4, OGG, WAV, WAX, M4A, and WMA. The BookSense XT has enhanced features including 4 Gig built-in memory, Bluetooth Headphone option, and built-in FM radio.
Braille Plus 18 Second Generation
Braille Plus 18 combines a high-quality braille keyboard and refreshable braille display with an advanced mobile platform and specialized accessible software to create the world's first Android smart phone designed for blind students and professionals. Improve retention, enjoy privacy, and increase literacy with the 18-cell refreshable braille display.
Braille Sense Plus
A PDA with braille and speech output and a braille keyboard. Features a word processor, appointment calendar, phone book, media player and scientific calculator. Can be used as a braille display and speech synthesizer when connected to a personal computer. sales@gwmicro.com
Braille Sense U2
The New Braille Sense U2 provides power and speed in a notetaker. Powerful performance with faster processing Boasting a 1GHz Mobile CPU and a 32GB flashdisk, Braille Sense U2 offers rapid data processing combined with as much memory as you desire.
Braille Star 80
Desktop display that provides a “scratchpad” on which users can jot a few notes independently while connected to—or disconnected from—a computer. Allows users to download data from a computer into the scratchpad, and then disconnect from the computer to read, edit, add to and save the data. info@handytech.us
Braille Wave
40-character braille display with a built-in notetaker. May be connected to a notebook computer. Software package supplied allows notes to be easily transferred to Microsoft Word on a personal computer. This portable 40-cell refreshable Braille display that can be used either connected to a computer through either a serial cable or Bluetooth(Optional).info@handytech.us
Braille+ Mobile Manager
Small, Linux-based PDA with a 30-gigabyte hard drive and wireless capability. Includes an address book, calendar, word processor, MP3/DAISY player, voice recorder, journal, web browser and e-mail. Available with a docking station. Also features a braille keyboard.
BrailleNote Apex BT 32
Built-in options are at your fingertips to access Web pages, download e-mails or retrieve files from your network. Enjoy the convenience of wireless accessories and connectivity to keyboards. Printers, embossers, hard drives, flash drives and more, it?s a snap to connect to one of the three available USB ports. Keep an updated list of personal contacts and appointments by synchronizing information with your PC. Use your BrailleNote?s keyboard to navigate with your computer screen reader using the Braille Terminal Mode.
Brailliant BI 32
Small, light and compact display for use with desktop or laptop computers or mobile devices. Offers both Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
Brailliant BI 40
Small, light and compact display for use with desktop or laptop computers or mobile devices. Offers both Bluetooth and USB connectivity.
CDesk Compass
Order CDesk Compass from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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.
Easy Braille
40-cell braille display with USB or optional Bluetooth connection. The braille display is concave, so the user's fingers fall directly on the braille characters.info@handytech.us
EasyReader
Digital talking book player that offers the option of reading the text and listening to the audio independently. As the audio is played, the on-screen text is highlighted and can be accompanied by images that are embedded in the document or those which "pop-up" in synchronisation with the associated audio.
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.
GH Player
Software player that provides complete access to digital talking books.info@LSSproducts.com
Hal (Professional)
Provides screen access for visually impaired computer users through speech and braille. Configuration files, known as map files, are available for many applications. Works with a number of different synthesizers.
Hal (Standard)
Provides screen access for visually impaired computer users through speech and braille. Configuration files, known as map files, are available for many applications. Works with a number of different synthesizers.
iBooks
iBooks is a way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest best selling books or your favorite classics - day or night. Browse your library on the bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages. Download books - Download best-sellers and classic books from the iBooks Store - Find fully illustrated books, including children's picture books, designed art books, photo books, cook books, and more in the iBooks Store - Experience fullscreen Multi-Touch books filled with interactive features, diagrams, photos, videos, and more - Read a free sample of any book on the iBooks Store before making it a part of your permanent collection Ways to read - Choose from seven fonts and three easy-to-read page colors - Highlight your favorite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features - Share quotes or thoughts about your favorite book with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Messages, or Mail - Find a word, character, or phrase anywhere in your book with the built-in search feature - Easily adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment - Scroll through your books with the flick of a finger using the scroll view - Use iBooks with the accessibility features in iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch-such as speaking the words on a given page - Print PDF documents and notes you've written in iBooks using AirPrint iCloud features - Organize your books and PDFs into personal Collections that appear on all your devices - Keep bookmarks, highlights, notes, and your current page up-to-date everywhere using iCloud - all your iBooks Store purchases in iCloud right on your bookshelf Supports open standards - iBooks also opens content published in the ePub and PDF formats - Add ePub and PDF documents to iTunes and sync them to iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch - You can also add PDF documents from Mail to your iBooks PDF Collection Requirements - The iBooks Store is available in many countries. The selection of books in the iBooks Store may vary by country - Downloading from the iBooks Store or using iCloud features requires an Apple ID and Internet access - Multi-Touch books created with iBooks Author can only be read using iBooks on iPad or Mac - Adding books and PDFs from outside the iBooks Store to iBooks requires they be DRM-free - Some PDF documents may not be compatible with iBooks
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Small, Linux-based PDA with a 30-gigabyte hard drive and wireless capability. Includes an address book, calendar, word processor, MP3/DAISY player, voice recorder, journal, web browser and e-mail. Available with a docking station.
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 separate 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
iPhone
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.
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
Kindle - Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks
Get access to more than 3,000,000 books and audiobooks including over 850,000 Kindle exclusive titles. With the Kindle app, get your book once and read it on any device and share across your family's devices. Choose from a wide selection of books, newspapers, and magazines from Wall Street Journal, New York Times to Reader's Digest. Build your own library - Read a sample of any book before adding it to your library - Share your books across your household with Family Library - Get personalized recommendations with Welcome Experience - Get popular magazines and newspapers, and even textbooks with high-resolution color images - Go into your local library to check out an eBook, and have it delivered wirelessly to your Kindle app Reading tools - Accessibility features make it easier for blind and visually impaired readers to navigate Kindle libraries, read & interact with books, and more - Customize your reading experience with your preferred font style, font size, background color, line spacing and margin size - Enjoy nighttime reading with adjustable screen brightness - Easily edit or change highlight colors, and select long passages that span multiple pages - Tap and hold text for instant definition and translations - Search inside the book to find key ideas, characters, and locations using smart look-up, as well as background info and biographies from Wikipedia within the app with X-Ray for Books (English, German, Japanese, Chinese titles only) Kindle exclusives - Enjoy unlimited access to over 800,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks with Kindle Unlimited eBook Subscription - Automatically synchronize bookmarks, annotations, and your furthest page read across devices and app with Whispersync - Switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to its audio companion with Whispersync for Voice Kindle Education - Maintain the rich formatting of your textbook, just like the print edition, with Kindle Print Replica - Explore important terms in your textbook using X-Ray, including links to Wikipedia and YouTube content - Make your own flashcards or auto-generate them to brush up on concepts, terms, and definitions after each chapter Organize your reading - Easily group your reads into custom categories with Kindle's Collection. The sorted collections are then stored in the Cloud linked to your Amazon account - Send PDFs or any documents to Kindle for later reading. Amazon provides free Personal Documents Service to assist with file transfers
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.
Kurzweil 3000
Displays printed or electronic text on the computer screen. Text can be spoken by a speech synthesizer or read by the user on the computer screen. Available for both Windows and Macintosh platforms.
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
Milestone 212
The MileStone 212 Daisy player and recorder. it provides simplified operation with 6-Button keypad. Features includes, NLS support, text document reader, high quality MP3 recorder, clock and calendar . The ruby red book reader in its popular, traditional Milestone casing supports the formats DAISY 2.02 and AA(X) from Audible. Info@IRTI.net
Milestone 312
Small, accessible voice recorder/MP3 player with five large tactilely marked control buttons. Includes an internal speaker and built-in microphone. Order Milestone 312 from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Modular Evolution
Available with 88 or 64 braille cells, it is the first braille display to use the Active Tactile Control (ATC) technology, which senses the location of the user's fingers on the display. info@handytech.us
NVDA (Nonvisual Desktop Access)
An open-source Windows screen reader. Uses the eSpeak speech synthesizer and SAPI 4 and SAPI 5 synthesizers.developers@nvda-project.org web site: http://www.nvda-project.org
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.
Optelec ClearReader+
The Optelec ClearReader+ brings portability, simplicity and a sleek design to text-to-speech and OCR reading and scanning devices.? Instant reading Rediscover the joy of reading anytime and anywhere. Within a few seconds, the ClearReader+ scans any magazine articles and reads them to you in naturally sounding voices. Intuitive operation? The ?ClearReader+ is designed for simplicity. Its buttons are easy to operate and have distinctive shapes. This helps you to control the integrated state-of-the-art technology without any effort. Quick voice selection? The ClearReader+ offers a broad variety of high quality male and female reading voices in 30 different languages. Select your preferred voices and languages and switch them instantly while reading. Saving and retrieving documents? With the ClearReader+ you have the option to save your post or interesting articles for later reference. You can archive single and multiple page documents and access them when needed. Portable solution? Benefit from the portable design and use the ClearReader+ anywhere in your home. Move the unit around easily by using the convenient foldable carrying handle. Order Optelec ClearReader+ from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Optelec Clearview C
The unique design of the ClearView C provides you with more working space and helps you to read your favourite newspaper, enjoy craftwork or write a cheque without being restricted in movement. C-ing without limitations When we started to develop this desktop video magnifier, we wanted to eliminate all of the difficulties users experienced. After extensive research involving our clients, we came up with a completely new design. Reading from top to bottom Thanks to the innovative design of the ClearView C you naturally start to read at the top of a page, and then continue all the way down till you reach the bottom of the page. You will no longer pull the reading table into your stomach when you navigate to the top of the document. This is unique among desktop video magnifiers. Choose for comfort and design The ClearView C is designed to increase your reading comfort and to match the interior of your home. It looks modern and stylish so it perfectly fits your living room. More working space The ClearView s C-shaped design provides you with more working space. This helps you to do your hobbies and to read your favorite newspaper without being limited in your movements. From basic to powerful options Whether you prefer simple or advanced options, the ClearView C offers both. Would you like to use reading lines, adjust the contrast or enable the writing mode? Just reverse the Control Pad and enjoy powerful advanced functions. Order Optelec Clearview C from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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
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.
Perkins SMART Brailler
A brailler with a video screen and audio feedback that shows and speaks letters and words in real-time as they are being brailled in SimBraille or large print, for an instantaneous, multi-sensory learning experience. Additional Features include: text-to-speech, volume control, headphone outlet, USB port to save files to external device. The ability to edit, save and transfer electronic documents via USB. US English Braille, including contractions. Acapela Text to Speech from Acapela Group. Built-in software with lessons for braille beginners (American Printing House version only; available separately for a fee).
PLEXTALK Pocket PTP1
The Plextalk Pocket is the latest in sold-state digital recorders from Plextor designed for Blind or sighted users from the ground up. Record in a wide range of DAISY MP3 formats for voice or high quality music applications. Use the Pocket as an audio note taker and enter audio navigation markers while in record or playback mode and it provides simple audio editing features using DAISY heading and section markers.
Plextalk PTN2
A tabletop style digital book player. Plextalk PTN2 supports a navigational voice guide, speed and pitch controls, built-in speaker, clock, sleep timer, SD memory slot, USB port, and page/time jump functions.
Plextalk PTR2
Records and plays DAISY titles, MP3, and .wav audio files and stores them on a compact flash card.
Poet Compact 2+
The Poet Compact2 is a standalone reading machine for people who are blind. This all-in-one reading machine can read virtually any kind of printed matter with just the press of a button. There is no need to study lengthy manuals and you do not need to have any prior knowledge of computers to operate the Poet Compact2. The Poet Compact2+ is a model for more advanced users who prefer more features. This model has a front panel that offers more controls and possibilities, for example: access to menu functions, speech settings, plug-ins, CD-drive for listening to DAISY-books, MP3 files, connecting USB-sticks, a BAUM Pronto! organizer, etc. For braille literate and deaf and blind users a BAUM braille display can also be connected to the Poet Compact2+. It is possible to specify another language in addition to English.BAUM USA sales department
Portset Reader
Stand-alone scanner with British English speech incorporating a male and two female voices. Can be used to read letters, books, magazines, and bills. Has a built-in floppy disk drive that allows for the transfer of any scanned document to a computer.contact@tvi-web.com
Professor
Plays digital talking books—including DAISY format—as well as music CDs, talking book tapes and radio. Includes stereo sound. can-do@independentliving.com
Pronto!
Pronto! is a portable braille notetaker, that is offered with either 18 or 40 refreshable braille cells. Both models feature braille input courtesy of an 8-dot braille keyboard, speech output, and a suite of apps such as a word processor, spreadsheet viewer, and more. The 40-cell version features a QWERTY keyboard that the user can swap in and out with the braille keyboard, even when the device is switched on. Sales department at BAUM USA
Read2Go
Read2Go is an accessible ebook reader. Bookshare has an accessible online library for people with print disabilities with over 345,000 titles. For questions on whether Bookshare is for right for you or for someone you know with a qualifying print disability, please refer to www.bookshare.org. The Help Center on the Bookshare site offers assistance in preparing your membership and in using this app or other ebook readers with Bookshare. Features: - Access the Bookshare collection directly from the app - Browse, search and download books quickly and easily, including those with images - Read words on the screen with synchronized text-to-speech (Read2Go audio on) - Read with highly natural Acapela voices and navigate with VoiceOver gestures (Read2Go audio on, VoiceOver on) - Read with Apple VoiceOver gestures and voice (VoiceOver on, Read2Go audio off) - Read with many choices of font size, color and backgrounds, and no voices (Read2Go and VoiceOver off) - Read with Braille displays connected via Bluetooth - Save books into Read2Go so you can read anywhere - Adjust font size up to 70 pts - Adjust text-to-speech audio, either on or off for text-only or text-to-speech mode - Adjust rate of audio - View Table of Contents - Set bookmarks - Read from where you left off (auto-resume reading position) - Support for all 6 levels of DAISY navigation built in to structure of book - Supports DAISY 3.0 and 2.02 - Supports use of iTunes to transfer of non-Bookshare DAISY books to your device - Supports "Open In Read2Go" for easy access to your books from the Bookshare website - Educational institutions wishing to purchase 20 licenses or more can get a discount through the Apple Volume Licensing Program for Education
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
Seika Braille Display
A 40-cell braille display that is lightweight and portable. This braille display connects to the computer with a USB cable or an optional Bluetooth.gayle.yarnall@perkins.org
Simon Reading Machine
New version of the Pronto stand-alone reading machine with a flatbed scanner. Has two commands (start and stop), three voice settings (volume, speed and pitch), and easy-to-remember text navigation cursor controls.evitu@flash.net
Speakup
Screen reader for the Linux operating system. Allows users to interact with applications and the GNU/Linux operating system with audible feedback from the console using a speech synthesizer and to navigate around the screen using typical screen review functions such as “say word,” “say line,” “announce cursor position,” and more. Licensed under the GPL, the GNU General Public License. www.linux-speakup.org/speakup.html
Spotlight Text
Spotlight Text is an eBook reader crafted specifically for individuals with vision loss. Visit www.Spotlighttext.com to learn more about the app and how to access 300,000+ books from Bookshare.org. You can also TRY A FREE VERSION of the app, Spotlight Text Lite with 20 books preinstalled. Try it out first and easily upgrade to Spotlight. https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/spotlight-text-lite/id995772480?mt=8 Spotlight Text was designed to make the words adapt to the reader, rather than the other way around. Spotlight Text can, for example, render a whole book into a single line of text that can be adjusted and streams across the screen at the reader's pace, enabling an individual with peripheral vision loss to utilize their remaining vision. The simple, six-button user interface makes it easy to use for octogenarians and techies alike. "It's very soothing Features: - Access Bookshare's 250,000+ collection of books (including best sellers and new releases). - Designed for maximum legibility - Multiple reading modes including one designed specifically for individuals with RP Constricted Field - Autoplay mode with customizable speeds - Increase or decrease font size to your desire - Simple and easy to navigate user interface - Unlimited Screen Size with Apple TV or Direct HDMI Contact Visit http://www.SpotlightText.com to learn more about the application and for help signing up for Bookshare. Focus Reading Technology is dedicated to the belief that through superior product design incorporating cutting edge user interface technology and access to e-content, visual and print disabilities can be addressed and overcome, and the joy of reading restored. Focus Reading Technology, Inc Web Site Spotlight Text Support
SuperVario2, 32 cell
SuperVario2 is a refreshable braille display that is lightweight, compact, and portable. With 32 braille cells,. SuperVario2 displays feature durable aluminum housing, crisp braille cells with integrated cursor routing, up to 25 hours of battery power on a full charge, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB. sales@baumusa.com
SuperVario2, 40 cell
SuperVario2 is a refreshable braille display that is lightweight, compact, and portable. With 40 braille cells,. SuperVario2 displays feature durable aluminum housing, crisp braille cells with integrated cursor routing, up to 25 hours of battery power on a full charge, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB.sales@baumusa.com
SuperVario2, 64 Cells
SuperVario2 is a refreshable braille display that is lightweight, compact, and portable. With 64 braille cells,. SuperVario2 displays feature durable aluminum housing, crisp braille cells with integrated cursor routing, up to 25 hours of battery power on a full charge, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB.sales@baumusa.com
SuperVario2, 80 Cells
SuperVario2 is a refreshable braille display that is lightweight, compact, and portable. With 80 braille cells,. SuperVario2 displays feature durable aluminum housing, crisp braille cells with integrated cursor routing, up to 25 hours of battery power on a full charge, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB.sales@baumusa.com
Sync Braille (20 Cell)
Small, light and compact display for use with desktop or laptop computers. Offers USB connectivity.sales@gwmicro.com
Sync Braille (32 Cell)
Small, light and compact display for use with desktop or laptop computers. Offers USB connectivity.sales@gwmicro.com
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.
Thunder
Thunder is a free screen reader. It provides feedback via synthetic speech.
Vario Ultra

This is a mobile braille display with 20 or 40 braille elements and 8-button braille input keyboard. VarioUltra connects with four Bluetooth devices and one USB device simultaneously. The change of different devices is easy and executed through a simple keystroke. Thus, you can work with your PC, tablet and smart phone at the same time.

Features
  • A smart braille display that doubles as a braille notetaker.
  • VarioUltra is the only braille device that supports simultaneous connection with up to 5 devices, and it remains connected. For anyone with more than 1 device, this feature above all others will fast become one of your favorite things.
  • Refreshable braille cells that feel crisp, and almost paper like.
  • A whisper-quiet 8-button braille keyboard that is ergonomically designed for all-day use.
  • Split personality. In addition to being the most connectable braille device in the world, a quick flick of a switch and VarioUltra becomes a basic braille notetaker, with a suite of productivity apps to make life easier.
  • Compact, lightweight design will have you questioning why other devices weigh so much. The included high quality carry case and strap will help protect your investment for years to come.
Instructions
  • Step 1: In Notetaker mode, switch on Bluetooth and scan for devices within range.
  • Step 2: Send a pair command to your preferred device.
  • Step 3: Enter pin code 1111 on your device.
  • Step 4: Switch VarioUltra to Braille Display mode.
  • Step 5: A 2-button command is all that is needed to switch instantly between connected devices.
  • In future, skip steps 1-3 because VarioUltra will automatically connect with trusted devices as and when they are within range.
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VarioConnect 24 Cells
VarioConnect is a portable device that feature braille input and refreshable braille display. With 24 cells, VarioConnect features lightweight, aluminum construction, a compact footprint, and battery life up to 25 hours on a full charge. VarioConnect refreshable braille cells come with integrated cursor routing, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB.sales@baumusa.com
VarioConnect 32 Cells
VarioConnect is a portable device that feature braille input and refreshable braille display. With 32 cells, VarioConnect features lightweight, aluminum construction, a compact footprint, and battery life up to 25 hours on a full charge. VarioConnect refreshable braille cells come with integrated cursor routing, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB.sales@baumusa.com
VarioConnect 40 Cells
VarioConnect is a portable device that feature braille input and refreshable braille display. With 40 cells, VarioConnect features lightweight, aluminum construction, a compact footprint, and battery life up to 25 hours on a full charge. VarioConnect refreshable braille cells come with integrated cursor routing, and simple connectivity via Bluetooth or USB.sales@baumusa.com
VarioPro 80 Cells
VarioPro is a 80 cell refreshable braille display. These braille display systems are designed for desktop use, and feature space for a full size keyboard on top of the metal housing. With integrated cursor routing, innovative rolling thumb bars for the ultimate in navigation, VarioPro is compatible with all leading screen reading technology. With the COBRA screen reading software from BAUM, it can also be configured with the optional TASO module, which includes vertical and horizontal sliders for unrivaled screen access. sales@baumusa.com
Victor Reader ClassicX Plus
Desktop player that plays DAISY and NISO digital talking books on CDs as well as MP3 and commercial audio CDs. Has an integrated carrying handle and high-contrast large buttons. Features include variable playback speed with pitch correction, variable Sleep shutoff timer, advanced telephone-style keypad for direct or sequential navigation by chapter, section, page or bookmark.
Victor Reader Soft
Computer application for reading digital audio books. It combines the audio and text mode, allowing user to read the text on screen synchronized with audio. Additional features include browsing the table of contents, skipping from section to section or returning quickly to a page, inserting bookmarks to return to a spot or mark important passages. Uses SAPI-5 text-to-speech for speaking portions of DAISY full text/full audio books.
Victor Reader Stratus
A desktop player that plays DAISY, NLS, and a wide variety of electronic documents. Learning Ally digital talking books on CDs as well as MP3 and commercial audio CDs. Has an integrated carrying handle, high-contrast large buttons, SD memory card slot, USB port, and built-in speaker. Features include variable playback speed with pitch correction, variable Sleep shutoff timer, advanced telephone-style keypad for direct or sequential navigation by chapter, section, page or bookmark. Order Victor Reader Stratus from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Victor Reader Stream
Small, portable player that can play a variety of formats of books and music. Also includes a voice recorder, internal speaker, clock, and variable sleep timer.Order Victor Reader Stream from The Chicago Lighthouse StoreMultimedia
Victor Reader Wave
Portable digital CD Player that offers telephone style keypad for direct navigation by page, heading, or bookmark number. Also has easy 4-arrow DAISY navigation such as moving by chapter, section, or page. Supports bookmarks and variable speed playback and has a variable sleep timer.
Videomatic VEO
Every human is unique. In the same way individual are the demands for a reading device. the VEO concept contains different modules. the vision concept VEO can optimally be adapted to your individual needs. The new vision concept VEO is to 100% customized, multifunctional and offers the highest reading and operating comfort. The VEO inspires with its innovative technology, convincing quality made-in-Germany and contemporary design. The different Full HD cameras are able to magnify text, pictures or objects from 1x to 100x and guarantee a high-contrast and flicker-free picture. The unique N.E.L.Etechnology (Natural-Evolutional-Light-Experience) minimizes reflections and shadows. This offers numerous advantages - especially in connection with writing. The high-tech LED flatscreen monitor was particularly developed for the low-visionmarket and is available in three different sizes. Two different operating boards (one button or three buttons) assure easy operation. Videomatic VEO - Your advantages at a glance - 100% customized - magnification from 1x to 100x due to high-tech camera technology - LVHD-technology for high-contrast and flicker-free picture in Full HD+ quality - N.E.L.E-technology (Natural-Evolutionary-Light-Experience) reduces reflections and shadows to a minimum - also in case of high-gloss documents - reproduction of a complete DIN A4 page (Vario camera) - ergonomic and comfortable reading due to a four-dimensional movable screen - high resolution high-tech LED flatscreen monitor in three different sizes - easy positioning of texts, pictures or objects due to freely movable XY-table, with friction brake in both directions, vertically and horizontally - ergonomic and comfortable operation of removable operating board - automatical switch-off and dimming function - high stability and low weight of only approx. 11 kg (in connecion with 22" screen) - energy-saving, recyclable, eco-friendly, made in Germany - user menu for further individual settings Order Videomatic VEO from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
Voice Dream Reader
Voice Dream Reader is an accessible reading tool. With text-to-speech and a configurable screen layout, it can be tailored to suit every reading style from completely auditory to completely visual, plus synchronized combination of both. Voice Dream Reader supports reading PDF and Word documents, DRM-free EPUB and DAISY eBooks, Web pages and more. It's directly integrated with Bookshare, Dropbox, G-Drive, Evernote, Pocket, Instapaper, and Gutenberg. Voices - 36 built-in iOS voices are available for free (iOS 7). - 146 premium voices from Acapela, NeoSpeech and Ivona in 24 languages available through in-app purchase - Languages: English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Czech, Catalan, Polish, Turkish, Greek, Arabic, Romanian, Icelandic and Welsh. Voice Reading - Listen to documents like it's music, with play-pause button, gestures or remote control - Continues reading when you lock the screen - Change voice and reading speed (50-700 words per minute) on the fly - Remembers the voice and speech rate used for each document - Correct pronunciation with your own pronunciation dictionary - Sleep timer Visual Reading - Switch between original layout and text-only view for PDF documents - Synchronized word and line highlighting - Improve focus with reduced text area and auto-scrolling - Customizable font including OpenDyslexia font - Font size up to 80 points for low vision users - Adjustable margin, line spacing and character spacing - 3 fully customizable color themes Getting Content - Text extraction from PDF, Plain text, MS Word, MS PowerPoint, RTF, Apple Pages, and HTML files - Text extraction from DRM-free ePub and DAISY books - DAISY audiobooks, and audiobooks as zipped MP3 files - Store and view PDF documents in original layout - Dropbox and G-Drive - Pocket, Instapaper and Evernote - Bookshare and Gutenberg - Built-in Web Browser to download file and extract text from Web pages - Import using USB and iTunes from a PC or Mac - Copy-paste and text editor - Language translation (in-app purchase) - Folders for organizing content - Export full text, highlights, and notes Navigating - Navigation by sentence, paragraph, page, chapter, highlights, bookmarks, 15, 30, and 60 seconds - Remembers speech and visual location where you stopped - Bookmarking, text highlighting and note taking - Full-text search - Built-in dictionary - Playlist
VoiceNote Apex QT
Built-in options are at your fingertips to access Web pages, download e-mails or retrieve files from your network. Enjoy the convenience of wireless accessories and connectivity to keyboards. Printers, embossers, hard drives, flash drives and more, it?s a snap to connect to one of the three available USB ports. Keep an updated list of personal contacts and appointments by synchronizing information with your PC. computer screen
Window-Eyes Professional
Converts components of the Windows operating system into synthesized speech, allowing for access to Windows-based computer systems. Also includes enhanced braille support.Order Window-Eyes Professional from The Chicago Lighthouse Store

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