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Reading Text Out Loud From a Computer Screen

34 Products for Task

Product NameProduct DescriptionDistributor ContactImage/Multimedia Available?
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.
BRLTTY
Screen reading program that allows a blind person using a refreshable braille display to access the Linux/Unix console (when in text mode). Drives the braille display and provides complete screen review functionality. Incorporates some speech capability.dave@mielke.cc
CDesk Compass
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.
ClearView+ Speech HD
Desktop video magnifier with integrated OCR and text-to-speech technology. Read/view magnified text/images or listen to text read by synthesized speech and view each word highlighted as it is spoken.
ClearView+ Speech Module
Integrates OCR and text-to-speech technology in a desktop video magnifier. Allows users to enlarge materials to a more comfortable size or change the high contrast viewing modes with one master dial. The Point and Read interface allows users to simply touch the screen for the Speech feature, and then sit back, relax and listen. Users also have the option to select video magnification to view photos, bills and read shorter text.
ClearView+ Speech True Color
Desktop video magnifier with integrated OCR and text-to-speech technology. Read/view magnified text/images or listen to text read by synthesized speech and view each word highlighted as it is spoken.
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.
DaVinci HD
Desktop video magnifier with a 24" high-resolution LCD screen, text-to-speech (OCR) software that reads any printed text aloud with the push of a button, and a 3-in-1 camera that rotates 340 degrees. Offers magnification up to 77x and 8 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness. Monitor can also be used as a display for a computer or iPad (additional hardware required).
DaVinci Pro HD
Desktop video magnifier that features a full high-definition Sony 1080p screen, a 3-in-1 camera, magnification up to 77x, and full page text-to-speech system. Great for applying make-up, shaving, reading, writing, viewing presentations and whiteboards. The slide mechanism provides flexibility for various camera arm positions.Order DaVinci Pro HD from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
DECtalk USB
The DECtalk USB is a compliant full-speed USB device that starts and stops quickly and can meet the demands of any screen access program. This is a fully programmable device and can receive firmware updates while in the field. The DECtalk USB is fully configurable to meet your listening needs including: 9 predefined voices, 140 volume levels, 75-650 words per minute, and Numerous unique pitches. info@axsol.com
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
ElBraille
Elbraile is a full mobile portable computer running on Windows 10 together with Jaws for Windows. It contains a docking station, integrated with Freedom Scientific?s Focus 14 Braille display. This docking station contains the perkins style keyboard and all the navigation options that you find on the Focus 14. Detail Specs:
  • Windows 10 32bit
  • Jaws 17
  • 1.8 GHz Quad-core atom processor
  • 2 GB of ram
  • 64 GB SSD drive
  • Built-in 32 gb sd card ? not usable by user, for the OS
  • Expansion card slot up to 256 gb storage
  • built-in microphone
  • Stereo speakers
  • Vibration motor Device vibrates and beeps.when being turned on, shutting down, when placed on charge, etc.
  • SMS messaging capability
  • You can also make and receive phonecalls.
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 3G modem (Micro sim card required)
  • Wi-Fi 801.11 a/b/g/n
  • accelerometer
  • gyro,
  • compass
  • GPS
  • 3.5mm headphone jack
  • USB port ? used for external storage, full qwerty keyboard etc.
  • 20 hours of battery life.
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.
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.
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
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
Merlin Elite
Desktop video magnifier that features a high-definition Sony auto-focus camera, high-resolution 24 " LCD monitor and text-to-speech feature software (Nuance). Offers 28 viewing modes to optimize contrast and brightness, adjustable magnification from 2.4x to 70x, and a low profile x-y table with a user friendly lock mechanism, The monitor can also be used as a display for a computer or connected to an iPad (additional cables required). The screen easily pivots horizontally and vertically to provide the most comfortable viewing position www.nanopac.com/ www.beyondsight.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/
Orca
Free, open source screen reader for the GNOME desktop. Works with OpenOffice, Firefox, the Java platform and other applications.
Prodigi Duo 24"
Personal Vision Assistant with a 24" LCD screen that incorporates both a table-top magnifier and a hand-held magnifier. Includes a lightweight, portable 5" HD magnifier with a touch screen, that docks right into the table-top unit with magnification ranges of 1x to 80x (Diamond Edge Text) and 1x to 20x (color).Order Prodigi Duo 24" from The Chicago Lighthouse Store
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
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
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.
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.
VoiceOver
Provides a comprehensive audible description and complete keyboard navigation of Mac OS X. Installed in every computer shipped with Mac OS X 10.4 and later. Provides access to a variety of applications, such as web browsing, e-mail, word processing, iTunes, chat, PDF reader, media player, and chess.
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.
Zoom-Twix
Portable, laptop-compatible scanner/reader, magnifier and flexible video magnifier with for near, distance, and self-viewing. Offers four tools in one: autofocus flexible video magnifier camera for distance and close viewing (Zoom-Frog); instant reader with its OCR software; smart magnifier that eliminates the need for an x-y table; and fast scanner (20 pages per minute).www.independentliving.com/
ZoomEx
Portable scanner/reader that connects to a laptop computer and converts any printed text into multiple accessible formats such as speech, large print, MP3 or txt files. Provides text in any color combination, such as reverse color, etc., and can scan 20 pages per minute.http://shop.magnifyingamerica.com/
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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