Reading Machines

Book readers and reading machines will read text out loud for the blind visually impaired. We carry portable to desktop solutions and computer-based to standalone solutions. Read aloud books, newspapers, & typewritten mail. Some operate with a camera & some with a scanner.

  • List Price: $99.00
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    The Deluxe Leather Carrying Case fits the HumanWare Victor Reader Stream New Generation Item ID 808786 (available...
  • Reizen Daisy Digital Recorder and Player

    Internet access for FM radio/podcast recording
    *Backordered: 9/9/2024
    SKU: 307591
    List Price: $259.95
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    Specs: -8GB internal memory, external memory extended up to 32GB with SD card -DODP application connecting to...
  • ReadDesk Lite Plus Scanner- Reader- Magnifier

    Hear text aloud, magnify on a PC & save as PDF/MP3
    Availability: In Stock
    SKU: 357123
    List Price: $999.00
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    Hear books, newspapers, prescription labels, utility bills and other text and documents read to you- plus, convert...

Optical character recognition (optical character reader, OCR) is the mechanical or electronic conversion of images of typed, handwritten or printed text into machine-encoded text, whether from a scanned document, a photo of a document, a scene-photo (for example the text on signs and billboards in a landscape photo) or from subtitle text superimposed on an image (for example from a television broadcast).[1] It is widely used as a form of data entry from printed paper data records, whether passport documents, invoices, bank statements, computerised receipts, business cards, mail, printouts of static-data, or any suitable documentation. It is a common method of digitising printed texts so that it can be electronically edited, searched, stored more compactly, displayed on-line, and used in machine processes such as cognitive computing, machine translation, (extracted) text-to-speech, key data and text mining. OCR is a field of research in pattern recognition, artificial intelligence and computer vision.