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for the Blind

Expanding possibilities for people with vision loss


Product Category
CCTVs/Video Magnifiers

Product Description
Offers three monitor options—full-color 17" TFT monitor, full-color 17" CRT monitor, or a black-and-white 17" CRT monitor—with the additional option of computer compatibility.


  • Labeling and Marking
  • Near Viewing
  • Reading Books and Periodicals
  • Reading Print
  • Writing
Manufacturer's Suggested Price
$1,795 (B&W 17" CRT monitor); $2,095 (full-color 17" CRT monitor); $2,695 (full-color 17" TFT monitor); $2,995 (computer compatible)

Two-year factory warranty with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

Documentation Format
  • Large Print
Documentation Language
  • English (American)
Computer Compatible


Monitor Size
  • 17 inch
  • 19 inch
Monitor Type
  • CRT
  • Flat Panel
  • Laptop Computer Monitor
  • LCD
  • PC Monitor
  • thin film transistor (TFT)
Display Feature/Viewing Modes
  • Black & White
  • Full Color
  • Inverse Modes
  • Auto
Comes with XY Table

Mount Type
  • Reading Table/XY Table
Rotating Camera

24.5"h x 19.5"d x 16.25"w (w/ 17" CRT monitor); 5.25"h x 19.5"d x 16.25"w (w/ 17" TFT); 21.5"h x 19.5"d x 16.25"w (PC version)

Size - Weight
57 lbs. (17", B&W); 66 lbs. (17" color); 38 lbs. (17", TFT); 26 lbs. (PC version w/o monitor)

Accessories (Included)
  • Power Adaptor
  • Tabletop Monitor Stand
  • XY Table
Multimedia Presentation
The video below provides an overview of the features and functionality of the Clearview+ magnifier. This video was produced by Optelec US, and is displayed with their permission.

Multimedia Transcript
0:03 Are you experiencing difficulties with reading and viewing family photos?
0:10 The Optelec Clearview+ is a desktop electronic video magnifier
0:15 for low-vision users that can enlarge text and images
0:18 with superior image quality. Optelec Clearview+;
0:22 from one button simplicity to endless possibilities.
0:26 Viewing and magnifying letters, newspapers, magazines, and photographs is very easy.
0:31 You can operate the Clearview+ with one simple control.
0:36 Turn the outer control to magnify text and photographs.
0:39 Make text more visible using one of the enhanced
0:42 high-contrast color settings by the press of a button.
0:45 Other adjustment controls are hidden behind a cover on the reading table.
0:49 While writing beneath the camera, press the button with the pen icon
0:54 to switch off the autofocus capability so the camera
0:57 only focuses on your writing. Use the image control button
1:01 to adjust the visibility of words that originally appear on a colored background.
1:05 If you are sensitive to light, you can adjust the brightness.
1:09 Once adjusted the buttons can be covered again.
1:12 The reading table makes continuous reading with the Clearview+
1:16 much easier. The table moves smoothly in a horizontal line
1:20 while the image stays stable and is clearly visible. The low and ergo dynamic reading table
1:26 helps you read a continuous line of text at one time. To stop the table from moving,
1:31 simply press the button at the front of the table with the magnification and mode
1:35 controls located on the reading table
1:37 and at your fingertips for your convenience. Whether you're reading slowly or quickly
1:42 the Clearview+ image quality remains crisp and clear.
1:45 The integrated light helps reduce any effective shadows or glare.
1:49 If your reading materials are glossy you can switch off the lighting
1:53 to reduce any reflections. The wide zoom range
1:56 enables you to see every detail with smoother character edges
2:00 and vivid colors. Have you considered using an Optelec Clearview+ with a high-definition camera?
2:06 Using the latest HD technology, it is possible to offer a zoom range from just
2:10 only one time to 72 times and an overview of reading materials.
2:15 Text appears smoother, while images appear clearer for faster reading
2:20 in long periods of time. Optelec Clearview+ monitors
2:23 are superior, high contrast, and brightness settings are optimized for use
2:28 by visually impaired users to make the visibility of characters and words
2:32 and the display of images clearer. The screens are free of buttons
2:36 and are available in different sizes. For your comfort,
2:40 you can adjust the position of your Optelec Clearview+ screen.
2:43 Some Clearview+ monitors are mounted on an ultra flexible arm
2:48 providing complete flexibility and maneuverability.
2:51 You can even rotate the screen. Besides selecting the camera and screen
2:55 you have the option to add additional functionality to your Optelec Clearview+
3:00 by choosing one of the different feature pack options. Imagine being able
3:04 to change the foreground and background colors
3:07 for easier reading. Other options include the find function;
3:10 pointer; reading lines; windows; no buttons; and automatic zoom.
3:17 If you're using a PC and an Optelec Clearview+,
3:21 you can use both in combination using an optional footswitch
3:25 to alternate between your computer and Clearview + image.
3:29 For more information visit our website at Optelec: life is worth enjoying.

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