ClearReader+ introduction at Sight City 2010

May 1, 2010

Sight City Frankfurt 2010

Optelec recently launched an amazing new reading aid, developed in close cooperation with Spark, at Sight City 2010 in Frankfurt. This device, the ClearReader+, has a unique function: the automatic conversion of printed text into speech. This offers a great solution not only for the blind and visually impaired but also for people with literacy problems and dyslexia.

The ClearReader+ has a folding camera arm under which the user can place, for example, a newspaper, a book or a TV-guide. After pressing the scan button, the camera takes a photograph of the text and, a few seconds later, reads the text out automatically.

Optelec ClearReader+The Optelec ClearReader+ is an important social tool for the blind, visually impaired, and those with literacy problems and dyslexia. The product works across borders by offering four languages as standard: Dutch, English, French and German. The reading speeds can also be customised.

Reading aids
The good cooperation between Optelec and Spark has already led to several innovative and successful aids for, among others, the blind and visually impaired. Good examples are the Compact+ portable digital magnifier, a braille controller and the ClearView+ digital magnifying glass.

Read more about the ClearReader+.